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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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MassHealth Guidance on PRUCOL Verification

04/01/2021 - Office of Medicaid
This April 1, 2021 Eligibility Operations Memo identifies ways for non-citizens to verify that they are  "permanently... Read more

What does the American Rescue Plan Act Mean for Affordable Health Coverage and Enhanced Medicaid services in Massachusetts?

04/09/2021 - MLRI
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021 is the most significant (albeit temporary) expansion of... Read more

March 2021 Update of FPL Tables in MassHealth & Health Connector

02/26/2021 - MassHealth & MLRI
Attached are updated Tables from MassHealth and MLRI showing the upper income levels for MassHealth and Health Connector programs. It is... Read more

Proposed MassHealth estate recovery regulations comments

01/05/2021 - MLRI
MassHealth proposed changed to its estate recovery regulations.  Attached are the comments submitted by MLRI and 13 other... Read more