HRSN Integration Fund

The purpose of the Health Related Service Needs (HRSN) Integration Fund is to support Massachusetts community-based organizations interested in becoming MassHealth managed care providers to provide housing and nutrition services to eligible MassHealth members. Specifically, the HRSN Integration Fund will support community-based organizations to increase knowledge and capacity, enhance technology, and put in place systems and processes to enable them to effectively participate as Health-Related Social Needs Providers beginning January 1, 2025.

Upcoming Events

Webinar #2: Provider 101: HRSN Provider Contracting, Credentialing, & Enrollment

  • Date and time: Monday, May 6, 2024, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
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  • Description: In 2025, Accountable Care Organizations or ACOs will enter into contracts with Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) to provide housing and nutrition related services also known as Health Related Social Needs (HRSN) Services. To provide services, CBOs will be required to become an HRSN Provider. Becoming an HRSN Provider with MassHealth’s ACOs include several steps. This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the process to successfully become an HRSN Provider and critical steps that organizations should consider in this overall process.

Webinar #3: How to Apply for a National Provider Identifier (NPI)

  • Date and time: Monday, May 20, 2024, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Registration Link:
  • Description: Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) interested in partnering with ACOs to deliver nutrition and/or housing-related services will need to obtain a National Provider Identification Number (NPI). Applying for an NPI number is an essential first step to becoming an HRSN Provider. This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the process needed to complete the NPI application.


Past Events:

  1. Webinar One: Learning about MassHealth and Managed Care for Community-based Nutrition and Housing Organizations

Description: Join Health Resources in Action and MassHealth for a webinar focused on understanding the landscape of MassHealth and the managed care model. Through a comprehensive overview, participants will gain essential knowledge of Medicaid and MassHealth, including insights into MassHealth managed care model, with particular focus on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). For the past several years, MassHealth has run the Flexible Services Program, which provides housing and nutrition supports to eligible ACO members. The Flexible Services Program is moving to a managed care Health-Related Social Needs (HRSN) framework; this webinar will touch on how this transition will impact agencies currently providing Flexible Services.

Date: Thursday, 3/28 @ 3-4:30pm

PowerPoint Slides:

2. Health Related Social Needs (HRSN) Services Implementation Public Meeting


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