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The latest health law updates for advocates and social service providers in Massachusetts.

Information about COVID-19 from MassHealth and the Health Connector

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 5:11pm -- Health-Law-Anno...
Latest update from MassHealth. Clarifies that testing & treatment of COVID-19 are covered under emergency Medicaid (MassHealth Limited). HSN will also cover when testing/treatment provided by hospitals or CHCs. And alerts assisters to USCIS announcement that COVID-19 testing & treatment will not be considered for public charge purposes.
 

Governor's Budget

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 10:26am -- Health-Law-Anno...
On Wednesday the Governor filed his budget proposal for state fiscal year 2021 (July 1, 2020 -June 30, 2021). MLRI's Preliminary Analysis of Selected Cash and Nutrition Assistance, Child Welfare, Health Care, Homelessness Services, Housing and Legal Services Items is posted here.

A New Year

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 4:31pm -- Health-Law-Anno...
Hello Everyone,
January 1 always ushers in changes in health care coverage programs from open enrollment to annual cost of living adjustments.  Listed below are some of the Jan 1 health related changes that you may find useful to know. And let's not forget the Massachusetts minimum wage goes up from $12 to $12.75 per hour on Jan 1.
 

What’s new in January 2020?

Medicare Savings Program Expansion eff. Jan 1

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