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I am not in Massachusetts, so does that mean this website will not be helpful to me?


Not at all. The content in the TA Resources section could be very helpful if you are working on health care quality and delivery improvements. However, only MassHealth ACOs and CPs are eligible to receive vendor support through the TA Marketplace.

June 11, 2018


I have started a TA project. Is there anything I need to do?


Yes. For ACOs and CPs, Bi-Annual Reports must be completed and shared with Abt and MassHealth. Reports must be completed and shared with Abt and MassHealth. For TA Vendors, Quarterly Reports must be completed and shared with Abt and MassHealth. The reports are a quick and easy way for us to stay in touch and follow your […]


What approvals are needed from MassHealth?


Abt Associates and MassHealth will work together to review all TA applications. The MassHealth Statewide Investments Team and ACO and CP Program Teams will review the proposed TA projects. This review is to ensure that projects chosen by ACOs and CPs align with the overall priorities of the MassHealth program and the specific priorities that […]


The TA Vendor we would like to work with is not listed in the TA Catalog. What can we do?


If a TA Vendor is not listed in the TA Catalog, they are not available to provide TA through the MassHealth DSRIP TA Program this year. There may be opportunities to add TA Vendors to the catalog in future years. Contact us.

May 2, 2018


We already identified the TA Vendor we would like to work with. How do we engage them?


Please complete the brief application to start the approval process with MassHealth. The application will ask you to indicate the TA Vendor from the TA Vendor Catalog you would like to work with and briefly describe the TA project you wish to pursue. Abt Associates and MassHealth will review and approve your TA application, and […]


Can we select a TA Vendor or are they selected for us?


It is up to you, but we can help! The TA Vendor Catalog will give you a good sense of each TA Vendor, in which areas their expertise aligns, and their capabilities and competencies. Each TA Vendor profile also includes a quick link button that lets you message the TA Vendor if you would like […]


Do all TA Vendors charge the same rate?


Part of the benefit of the TA Marketplace is that vendors are providing discounted rates, so your TA Card funding goes as far as possible. While TA Vendors may have different rates, each TA project will have a firm fixed price for the scope of work negotiated by you and the TA Vendor, so you […]


Is there a limit to the number of TA requests we can have fulfilled with our TA Card?


No. The limit is defined by the amount of TA dollars you have as your annual TA Card funding allocation.


How do we manage TA if our proposed TA project involves another organization or partner?


If your partner is willing to participate in the TA effort, they are welcome to be a part of the process; however, TA Card funds can only be utilized to pay TA Vendors available through the TA Catalog. ACOs and CPs are also welcome to combine TA Cards to work together on a larger TA […]


Are there additional costs that ACOs and CPs have to consider regarding TA?


The TA funds are an additional source of funding provided by MassHealth’s DSRIP Statewide Investments program. The only cost you might need to consider is staff time to work on the TA project, or other costs associated with implementing the TA, if there are any. You can also supplement your TA Card funding with DSRIP […]


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