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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 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 Renewal: What's in the blue envelope?

05/12/2023 - MasHealth - lock_open
MassHealth is in the process of renewing eligibility for all its 2.4 million members during the one year period from April 1, 2023 to March... Read more

MassHealth Reinstated People Wrongly Terminated based on "Change in Household" Prior to March 31, 2023

03/31/2023 - MassHealth - lock_open
Over the last six months, advocates have brought cases to light of people losing MassHealth despite the continuous coverage protection... Read more

MassHealth Managed Care Options in 2023

03/29/2023 - Various - lock_open
On April 1, 2023 MassHealth members subject to mandatory managed care will have a new set of managed care options. These changes do not... Read more

CMS directs Medicaid agencies to reinstate duals who were downgraded to Medicare Savings Programs only

03/07/2023 - CMS - lock_open
On Mar 7, 2023 CMS issued a notice to all state Medicaid agencies pursuant to an injunction entered against CMS in a nationwide class... Read more