It looks like the extension request assumes that the eligibility and enrollment changes requested in the June amendment will continue in the renewal period. There were many positive changes proposed in the amendment that we supported and hope will be approved, but two changes urged by MLRI and other advocates were not made by MassHealth: Continuing to offer a PCCP option in the new MassHealth CarePlus program, and Restoring 3-month retroactive eligibility. We are still reviewing the extension request to understand what changes MassHealth is proposing for July 1, 2014 and what opportunities there may be for additional positive changes.
You can find all the relevant documents here:
Written comments will be accepted until Sept. 19, 2013 and there will be two public hearings/stakeholder meetings:
Stakeholder Meeting #1 (in conjunction with a meeting of the MassHealth Medical Care Advisory Committee and the MassHealth Payment Policy Advisory Board):
Date: Tuesday, August 27 Time: 10:00am-12:00pm Location: Transportation Building 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA
Stakeholder Meeting #2:
Date: Thursday, August 29 Time: 10:00am-12:00pm Location: Worcester Public Library 3 Salem Square, Worcester, MA