MassHealth moves toward preferred manufacturer model

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

BOSTON – MassHealth has published a request for response for a preferred manufacturer/distributor for incontinence products, according to the Home Medical Equipment Services Association of New England. Tom Lane, the director of MassHealth’s Fee-for-Service Programs, told HOMES, however, that the preferred manufacturer/distributor would be required to work with the HME provider network. The bid opening date is scheduled for May 1. A number of states have explored similar models for incontinence supplies, including Illinois and South Carolina. Last year, TwinMed snagged a five-year preferred vendor contract worth $225 million to provide incontinence supplies to Medicaid beneficiaries in New York.