MassHealth 1115 amendment update-Oct 20 comment deadline
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:
EOHHS will also need state legislation to implement some of its requests --the Governor sent back a bill in July as part of his veto message on the FY 18 budget (attachment F) --so far the legislature has taken no action on the cuts proposed in the bill. The Senate is expected to come out with a comprehensive bill addressing health care costs in commercial and public coverage this fall.
2. EOHHS made some changes & promises more; but overall the 1115 proposal as submitted is still problematic
MLRI has prepared a Table summarizing the proposed changes in July, our concerns with those proposals, the request that was submitted to CMS in September, and the remaining objections to the proposal, here:
Comments by MLRI and several other advocacy groups on the July proposal are posted here.
All 49 comments received by EOHHS are posted here.