We are ForHealth Consulting
We partner with purposeful organizations like yours to make the healthcare experience better: more equitable, effective, and accessible.
Who we are
We leverage world-class expertise and deep experience to create transformational solutions across the health and human services system, from payment and financing to clinical practice and information management. We collaborate closely with healthcare partners to think big about how they can do what they do, better—for themselves and the people they serve.
Most of all, we believe in diversity and inclusion, and the power of a shared purpose; together, we can make healthcare better.
Imagine a health and human services system that works for everyone.
Watch our video and learn more about what drives us to create a better healthcare experience for all.
Meet our team
Leaders with a shared vision: a health and human services system that works for everyone.
UMass Medical School begins supporting Massachusetts state agencies with the Department of Psychiatry providing clinical care at Worcester State Hospital
Deliver HIV/AIDS education and clinical training opportunities for healthcare providers in New England (HRSA program)
Begin to develop programming to support community health centers and agencies, including medical interpreter training and the creation of the Massachusetts Healthcare Training Forum
Provide clinical oversight for Massachusetts Medicaid (MassHealth) program
Formally establish healthcare financing, health policy and research areas of expertise
Develop disability evaluation and determination program
The New England Newborn Screening Program joins UMass Medical School
Establish drug utilization review program
Commonwealth Medicine was formed
Support the community living concept by enabling individuals with disabilities to move from nursing homes into community-based settings or home
Provide healthcare services to prison inmates
Create call center to support the Prescription Advantage program in Massachusetts
Expand healthcare financing services to include third party liability, revenue operations and financial compliance supports to Medicaid agencies
Provide accounts receivable and other billing functions on behalf of public hospitals
Begin providing learning disability assessments as part of the disability determination process
Launch the Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health
Establish Health Safety Net call center
Expand consulting services related to health law and economics
Establish Work Without Limits program to connect people with disabilities to employment opportunities
Create vaccine reimbursement program to serve as billing intermediary between public health clinics, private health plans, Medicare, and Medicaid
Expand long-term services and supports for people with acquired brain injuries and through the Money Follows the Person grant
Collaborate with MassHealth on their dual eligible demonstration project, One Care
Participate in the Massachusetts Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative
Create the Autism Insurance Resource Center for consumers, providers, and employers
Expand community case management services to adult populations
Develop the “Work Without Limits B2B Network”— forums for business peers to connect, share, and inspire best practices around disability employment
Provide cash assistance and access for the elderly and disabled through administration of the Massachusetts State Supplement Plan
Launch Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health
Inaugurate the Raise the Bar Hire! Conference, promoting employment for people with disabilities seeking work
Create “Jobs Without Limits,” a job board for people with disabilities seeking work in Massachusetts, and employers who are looking to hire them
Collaborate with state agencies to launch MassOptions, linking elders, the disabled, and caregivers to resources that enable independent living
Establish the Southern New England Practice Transformation Network to help clinicians improve health outcomes for thousands of patients
Establish Preadmission Screening and Residency Review services
Create Warren J. Ferguson Scholarship to honor contributions to criminal justice health
Launch disability determinations service for retirement systems
Expand New England Newborn Screening program panel to include four new tests
Lead the Worcester Trauma and Resilience Collaborative
Collaborate on the design of a Massachusetts demonstration model to improve the delivery of health services to individuals involved with the criminal justice system
COVID-19 Response: Command Center management support in Massachusetts, Service model development, Translation services for COVID-19 information, and virtual call center support
UMass Medical School receives a gift of $175 million and changes name to UMass Chan Medical School
Launch the Center on Child Wellbeing & Trauma with the Massachusetts Office of the Child Advocate
Collaborate on the Roadmap for Behavioral Health Reform in Massachusetts
Partner on the development of Vaccine Corps initiative for the City of Worcester
Create focused leadership role for diversity and inclusion
Lead the Nursing Council on Workforce Sustainability, a collaboration between the Massachusetts Healthcare Collaborative Nursing Task Force, UMass Chan Medical School, and the Massachusetts Executive Offices of Health and Human Services and Labor and Workforce Development
Commonwealth Medicine becomes ForHealth Consulting
UMass Chan Medical School
ForHealth Consulting is part of UMass Chan Medical School, one of five campuses of the University of Massachusetts system, which also comprises the T.H. Chan School of Medicine; the Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing; and MassBiologics, the only nonprofit, FDA-licensed manufacturer of vaccines, biologics and viral vector gene therapies in the United States.
UMass Chan’s mission is to advance the health and wellness of our diverse communities throughout Massachusetts and across the world by leading and innovating in education, research, healthcare delivery and public service. In doing so, it has built a reputation as a world-class research institution and as a leader in primary care education, perennially ranked in the top 10 percent of medical schools for primary care by U.S. News and World Report.
UMass Chan attracts more than $300 million annually in research funding, placing it among the top 50 medical schools in the nation. In 2021, the Medical School received a $175 million donation from The Morningside Foundation and was renamed UMass Chan Medical School.