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Health-Law-Announcements's Blog Archive for August 2013

The latest health law updates for advocates and social service providers in Massachusetts.

The current MassHealth 1115 demonstration/waiver that covers most people under the age of 65 expires on June 30, 2014. You may remember that MassHealth proposed a number of waiver amendments related to the Affordable Care Act in May 2013 and submitted the amendments for approval (with a few changes based on comments received) in June 2013. As far as we know, CMS has not yet acted on the pending amendment request.  Meanwhile, in order to renew the waiver after June 30, 2014 MassHealth has now released for public comment a draft request to extend the waiver.

We are forwarding this announcement of a One Care webinar. One Care is the new managed care program combining Medicare and Medicaid benefits for individuals with disabilities starting October 1.

Introduction to One Care - Webinar for State Agencies and CBOs

Dear State Agency and Community-based Organization colleagues,