1. Baystate Health gets $750K grant to expand asthma program

    Baystate Health gets $750K grant to expand asthma program

    A Baystate Health partnership formed to served MassHealth enrollees through the model of an Accountable Care Organization has been awarded a $750,000 state grant to expand in-home asthma services through an area pilot program. The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission grant to Baystate Health Care Alliance/BeHealthy Partnership ACO will help expand over an 18-month period beginning this fall the asthma program of Springfield Healthy Homes Collaborative.

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    1. Springfield has an aging housing environment with almost 42 percent built before 1940 and 86 percent built before 1980.
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