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

2012 Federal Poverty Level

On March 1 the Office of Medicaid will start using the new 2012 federal poverty levels.  MLRI's 2012 income standards table is posted here http://www.masslegalservices.org/content/2012-masshealth-income-charts-e...

1. Bridge funded through June 2011.

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.

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.

A few miscellaneous updates for you--

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