· Increase in Medicare Saving Programs upper income limit to 225% of the poverty level
In his signing statement the Governor says the increases will benefit 65,000 low income Medicare beneficiaries. The current upper limit is 165% of the poverty level.
· Two-year pilot program to raise the income limit for help with insurance costs through the Health Connector to 500% of the poverty level returned with amendment
The Governor sends back to the legislature the two-year pilot program to increase the upper income limit of ConnectorCare from the current cap of 300% of the federal poverty level to 500% of the poverty level . His amendment directs the Health Connector together with EOHHS to issue a report by March 31 2023 addressing the financial and operational details of such a pilot.
SNAP Check Off Box Added to Online Application July 27
CMS approves MassHealth extension of post -partum coverage to 12 months July 26
Release 25 enhancements will go live July 27, 2022, which will include:
· Establishing Pregnancy
· New SNAP Checkbox
· System Enhancements and Display:
o Report A Change (RAC) Options
o RFI Enhancements
o Lawful Presence update
o Ability to Update Information when HUB Services is Unavailable
See MTF Learning Series Slides to be posted here soon: https://www.masshealthmtf.org/