Robert Master
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Robert J. Master is Chief Executive Officer of Commonwealth Care Alliance, a nonprofit prepaid Medicare and Medicaid financed care system caring for thousands of Medicaid and Dual eligible elders and younger individuals with disabilities through multidisciplinary primary care teams in 28 primary care sites in Massachusetts’ low income communities.


Dr. Master is also a practicing physician, board-certified in Internal Medicine, with over 30 years of experience in the clinical management of patients with advanced chronic illness and disability. In 2009, Dr. Master was recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) with a National Health Quality Award for his leadership in improving the quality of care for vulnerable populations.


Prior to his role at Commonwealth Care Alliance, Dr. Master served as the Medical Director of the Massachusetts Medicaid program in the Dukakis administration where he was responsible for all programs, policies, and external relations of the Medicaid Program, as well as directing a staff of 300 people.


Until 1985, Dr. Master was the first physician and medical director at the Upham’s Corner Health Center, and founder of the Urban Medical Group in Boston, where new approaches to nursing home and home medical care using nurse practitioners were defined; approaches that transferred hospital level services to the home and the community.


Recent Posts by Robert Master

Realizing The Promise Of Integrated Care For The ‘Dual Eligibles’

One of the highest priorities in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is care delivery transformation for Americans enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid, known as “dual eligible beneficiaries” or sometimes simply “duals.” This priority is embodied in federal-state demonstration programs currently...