Beneficiary Care Programs
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is a federal organization that provides health insurance and other benefits for vulnerable populations. People covered by CMS insurance programs are called “Beneficiaries” and often have different, more complex needs than other patient populations. To help address these distinctive challenges, we have created innovative care management strategies geared to meet the needs of the whole patient, both medically and socially.
Medicare: Serving the Older Population
Medicare beneficiaries are those on federal health insurance who are aged 65 or older and certain younger people with specific conditions or disabilities. Medicare beneficiaries can often have complex, chronic illnesses, may be frail, and have difficulties with transportation or may be home bound.
Medicaid: Supporting Individuals and Families in Need
Medicaid beneficiaries, (called MassHealth in Massachusetts) are those enrolled in a joint state and federal insurance program for individuals and families with limited income and resources. Medicaid beneficiaries often have complex social needs and can greatly benefit from programs outside the scope of normal medical care.
If you are a Partners patient who uses Medicare or Medicaid, go to our Accountable Care patient pages to learn about your benefits: