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April 4th Rally to Restore MassHealth Adult Dental

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 8:19pm -- Health-Law-Anno...


Join co-chairs of the Legislative Oral Health Caucus Representative John Scibak and Senator Harriette Chandler
and the Oral Health Advocacy Taskforce on Wednesday, April 4th.

WEAR RED in support of Restoring Essential Dental. Let your legislators know why restoration of MassHealth adult dental benefits is important to YOU!

April 4, 2012 Health Law Training

Wed, 03/21/2012 - 3:04pm -- Health-Law-Anno...

Don't miss the last of MLRI's 2011-2012 Basic Benefit Training series on HEALTH CARE ACCESS on April 4, 2012 in Boston.

In addition to a full day of info-packed presentations from our experienced panel of trainers, attendees will get hot off the presses the 2012 edition of MLRI's MassHealth Advocacy Guide --all for only $25 (for legal services & employees of nonprofits).

See MCLE website for more information..

Registration is on-line through Mass. Continuing Legal Education - at

Upcoming training

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 2:56pm -- Health-Law-Anno...

There are 3 programs left in MLRI's annual Basic Benefits Training series. All trainings are in Boston. Registration for each is $25 for legal services advocates and other nonprofits. Registration is on-line through Mass. Continuing Legal Education by following the links below.

1. Immigrants & Public Benefits on March 8, 2012

2. Basics of the new CORI law on March 20, 2012

December 2010 MassHealth Notice

Thu, 12/30/2010 - 12:00am -- Health-Law-Anno...

Attached is a copy of a member notice that MassHealth sent out in December. It corrects information in an earlier May notice about the limitation in MassHealth payment for inpatient hospital days to 20 days. It makes clear that MassHealth-eligible patients hospitalized for longer than 20 days will NOT be liable for the additional hospital days due to the 20-day payment limit.

Miscellaneous Health Updates

Thu, 12/16/2010 - 2:34pm -- Health-Law-Anno...

Listed below are 4 updates on national health reform litigation & small employer tax credits; a fair hearing decision regarding newish MassHealth "program integrity" policies to identify non-residents, and the change in state law limiting the dates when certain individuals can buy individual insurance on their own.


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