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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 Neil Cronin.

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.

Latest Content

05/24/2018 - CMS
Updated standard for calculations when one spouse is in nursing home applying for MassHealth and one spouse is at home. 
05/18/2018 - MLRI
What is "public charge"? The “public charge” test has been part of federal immigration law for decades. It is... Read more
05/11/2018 - Office of Medicaid
MassHealth language Access Plan including Complaint procedure.  Language Access Complaint Procedure A MassHealth consumer may file... Read more
03/26/2018 - Health Care for All
People purchasing individual coverage including ConnectorCare can only do so during "open enrollment" or if they have experienced... Read more

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