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Cabinet Picks: Price at HHS and Verma at CMS

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 3:56pm -- Health-Law-Anno...

President-elect Trump has named his nominees for HHS Secretary and for CMS Administrator.The people in these two positions will be in key positions to shape the future of Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act. 

"President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), a fierce critic of the Affordable Care Act and a proponent of overhauling the nation’s entitlement programs, to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. ....

Applications due Dec 9 for Delivery System Reform Advisory Council

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 4:36pm -- Health-Law-Anno...

EOHHS has posted a notice about selecting people to serve on the Delivery System Reform Implementation Advisory Council. Nomination forms are due by Dec 9, 2016. You can self-nominate.

EOHHS is seeking to select approximately 20-25 individuals to serve on the Council for the 5-year term of the 1115 MassHealth Demonstration. The Council members will be representative of MassHealth members, family members of MassHealth members, advocates, providers, provider associations, ACOs, or health plans.  

Corrected Health Income Chart for Open Enrollment

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 10:02am -- Health-Law-Anno...

Attached please find a new income chart for use in ConnectorCare and Qualified Health Plans for Open Enrollment which begins November 1st, for effective coverage beginning in January 2017.  These new numbers are based on the 2016 Federal Poverty level and are used for benefits for the year, beginning in January, with enrollment opening on November 1st. Open Enrollment runs from November 1st through January 31st.

PCA OT update

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 10:16am -- Health-Law-Anno...

Disability rights activists, PCAs and the union representing them have made some progress with the Office of Medicaid in this on-going controversy about Personal Care Attendant Over-Time (PCA OT).

Springfield MEC moving Oct 3

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 9:57am -- Health-Law-Anno...

Just a reminder to folks in central and western Massachusetts that the Springfield MassHealth Enrollment Center is moving to 88 Industry Ave. Springfield on Monday Oct. 3.  The telephone numbers are unchanged. See the attached flyer with directions to the new location.


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