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Health Care

Health Care

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Welcome to the Health Care Practice Area section. Here you will find information about a variety of health care programs for low income, elderly and disabled people. The most extensive information is about the Massachusetts Medicaid program (MassHealth) including fair hearing decisions, court decisions, practice memos, advocacy alerts and links to useful websites.

Please forward suggestions for content, or problems with broken links, etc. to Neil Cronin. ncronin@MLRI.org

Resource Library Materials: Browse the library by category by clicking on a link in the sidebar to the left. If a listed category also has subcategories, you can find out what these are by clicking on the plus sign. Or, use the search, particularly if you want information on cross substantive issues.

See the MassHealth website for regulations and subregulatory materials such as operations memoranda and desk guides.

Latest Content

10/08/2014 - Nancy Lorenz, GBLS
Fact sheet for calculating one-time deductible or spenddown for CommonHealth disabled people who are not working 40 hours or more a month.
09/02/2014 - MMPI, MassBudget and MLRI
This budget brief summarizes MassHealth and health reform spending in the 2015 budget. 
08/01/2014 - CMS
In this set of Frequently Asked Questions CMS addresses the interaction between Medicare and new low cost insurance available for purchase... Read more
08/21/2014 - Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
From the preface: "We’re very pleased to be issuing the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Confidentiality... Read more