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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

06/27/2016 - Vicky Pulos
Powerpoint from June 2016 training for legal aid and pro bono lawyers on Reprenting Clients in MassHealth Cases. 
08/15/2016 - MLRI
The MassHealth Income Chart has been revised to reflect changes in the Health Safety Net that went into effect on June 1st, 2016.
05/13/2016 - Department of Health and Human Services
45 CFR Part 92 Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities Summary: This final rule implements Section 1557 of the Affordable... Read more
04/18/2016 - Vicky Pulos & Teresita Ramos
Attached are MLRI comments on MassHealth's Draft Language Access Plan. The Medicaid agency is required by law to provide meaningful... Read more