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Hello all, a few quick things- details below:
1. Reminder to Sign onto MLRI's letter to CMS supporting reinstatement of 3 month retro by Feb. 3

Please support reinstating three months retroactive coverage for all MassHealth beneficiaries by signing on to our comments to CMS by Feb 3, 2022

The Medicaid statute requires state Medicaid programs, like MassHealth, to pay for health care that Medicaid-eligible people received up to three months before they completed a Medicaid application.  Since 1997 CMS has allowed MassHealth to waive three month’s retroactive coverage for most MassHealth beneficiaries under age 65. 

Hello all, 
A few brief updates: 

1. Secretary Becerra extended the COVID 19 Public Health Emergency for another 90 days from Jan 16, 2022. This is the 8th 90 day extension since the PHE was first declared in Jan 2020. 


Before the long weekend, we are excited to share some important updates and resource from USDA and USCIS that may be helpful in your SNAP and cash advocacy for the immigrant communities you serve.

USDA and USCIS issue joint letter to state on SNAP and public charge 

We are forwarding this info from MassHealth on extension of the response deadline on these two RFIs from Jan 15 to Feb 4. The RFIs are attached but if you are responding be sure to look at the additional  information  posted on the RFIs website at the links shown below.

Greetings all.  We hope you are continuing to stay healthy and safe as Omicrom rips through the Commonwealth’s schools, work places, hospitals and more.  Hang in there!

FRAC Webinar tomorrow, January 11th at 4 PM EST re SNAP’s Shelter Cap