The latest health law updates for advocates and social service providers in Massachusetts.
Tomorrow Jan 23 is the last day of open enrollment for coverage through the Connector. That means the last day to apply for coverage and for those eligible for a ConnectorCare plan or Health Connector Plan, to select a plan and pay any premium due in order to be enrolled by Feb 1. It is also the last day for those enrolled in a plan to change plans effective Feb 1. For more information: https://mahealthconnector.optum.com/individual/
The attached flyer shows the location of MassHealth enrollment events scheduled around the state through the end of May
"Come to a MassHealth event to talk to us one-on-one about everything MassHealth, including coverage, eligibility, and health plan enrollment. MassHealth staff will be available to help you with new health plan options, changing your primary care provider (PCP), or other questions you have about MassHealth."
CMS (the Federal Medicaid Agency) has approved MassHealth's request to stop doing Provisional Income Eligibility for adults. The 2-page approval letter is attached, the related changes to the waiver documents are posted here:
1. Advance notice of new MassHealth managed care options starting March 1, 2018.
Important information from MassHealth on facilitating MassHealth enrollment for hurricane evacuees.
MassHealth has developed procedures to streamline the application process for these hurricane evacuees who apply for MassHealth. Here's a link to the information on MassHealth's website: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/for-hurricane-evacuees-applying-for...
This is the latest on proposed MassHealth eligibility & benefit cuts in the second of two sets of pending 1115 amendments
1. EOHHS submitted 1115 request to CMS on 9-8-17; documents posted here:
CMS is accepting comments until OCT 20, 2017, here: