Three Cape health centers to receive over $300,000 from the state

State looks to advance cost commitment goals

The state this week announced $15.4 million in funding for hospitals and health care centers across the commonwealth.  Of the $15.4M, $306,180 will go to three health care centers on the Cape.

The funds, which will be filtered to 57 health facilities across Massachusetts are earmarked for specific "cost-containment" programs, according to a release from the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

The funding, which was included in the FY13 state budget was bolstered by matching federal funding. The winners of the funding had applied for the monies to be used in one of five different categories:

  • A. Developing fully integrated delivery systems
  • B. Developing alternatives to fee-for-service payments that promote system sustainability
  • C. Improving health outcomes and quality
  • D. Enhancing outreach and enrollment
  • E. Building strategic business operations capacity

Locally, Community Health Care of Cape Cod in Mashpee will receive $97,500 under Category B: "capacities to accept global payments/alternative payments, the Duffy Center in Hyannis will receive $140,736 under Category A: "medical home transformation" and Outer Cape Health Services, Inc. in Wellfleet will receive $67,944 under Category C: "implement primary care based system of complex care management".

The funding is intended to allow the facilities to offer more effective and cost efficient care to patients, according to MA HHS.

Three facilities on Martha's Vineyard will receive a combined grant of $677,102, according to the release. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on