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COVID-19 Related Changes Affecting MassHealth, Health Connector, and Health Safety Net

Welcome to the Health Care Practice Area section. Here you will find information about a variety of health care programs for low income, elderly and disabled people. The most extensive information is about the Massachusetts Medicaid program (MassHealth) including fair hearing decisions, court decisions, practice memos, advocacy alerts and links to useful websites.

Please forward suggestions for content, or problems with broken links, etc. to Vicky Pulos.

Resource Library Materials: Browse the library by category by clicking on a link in the sidebar to the left. If a listed category also has subcategories, you can find out what these are by clicking on the plus sign. Or, use the search, particularly if you want information on cross substantive issues.

See the MassHealth website for regulations and subregulatory materials such as operations memoranda and desk guides.

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Health Benefits for Newly Arriving Afghans

10/07/2021 - MLRI - lock_open
Massachusetts will soon be home to several thousand newly arriving Afghans. Most should be eligible for health coverage in MassHealth... Read more

IRS Stimulus Payments Not Treated as Assets During PHE

08/13/2021 - Office of Medicaid - lock_open
This announcement from MassHealth clarifies that IRS Stimulus payments (also called Economic Incentive Payments or Recovery Rebates) are... Read more

MassHealth Estate Recovery webinar for assisters & legal aid July 22, 2021

07/15/2021 - MLRI - lock_open
MassHealth Estate Recovery A webinar for enrollment assisters & legal aid advocates July 22, 2021, 2-3 pm Recording &... Read more

MassHealth Monthly Copay Caps

06/14/2021 - MassHealth - lock_open
MassHealth mailed notices to members about a monthly cap on copayments beginning July 1, 2021 that will reduce the amount of copayments... Read more