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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.

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

09/17/2015 - MAC
Attached is the fact sheet regarding MassHealth new coverage of electronic tablets (such as iPads) dedicated to use as Augmentative and... Read more
07/27/2015 - Mass Advocates for Children and MLRI
The Autism Omnibus Act requires MassHealth to cover medically necessary ABA services for children with autism under age 21.  ABA... Read more
07/20/2015 - MLRI
Applied Behavior Analysis for MassHealth members under age 21.  ABA providers can apply to MassHealth to enroll as a provider and get... Read more
07/16/2015 - Vicky Pulos, MLRI
We are still working on tracking down the source of persistent eligibility errors affecting immigrants. It looks like one source of the... Read more