Tufts Health Plan Launches an Alzheimer’s Program

Tufts Health Plan is launching an integrated care management program for patients with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. As a part of the initiative, Tufts will fund a special dementia care consultant. The consultant will conduct needs-based assessments, training Tufts’ care managers on dementia issues and providing information on community support programs. The pilot’s integrated, disease-specific collaboration aligns with Massachusetts’ shift toward a global payments model, focused on preventive care rather than doctor payments for individual procedures.