Massachusetts

In the five years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 17 states and the District of Columbia have created health insurance exchanges and 30 states and the District have expanded their Medicaid programs to cover low-income populations.  More than 16 million people are newly insured under the law. In addition to expanding health coverage, […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    Highlights from the Behavioral Health Pre-conference: It’s All About Collaboration

    On October 19th in Dallas, NASHP brought together a diverse group of state and federal Medicaid and mental health leaders to talk about emerging issues in the world of mental health, substance use, and recovery. True to its title, the pre-conference session “Whole Person Care: Finding Shared Solutions Across Mental Health, Substance Use, and Medicaid […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    And They’re Off: New State-based Marketplace Consumer Services and Supports Launch for OE3

    On November 1, health insurance marketplaces officially opened to millions of individuals for 2016 enrollment. Early reports indicate a smooth launch of the open enrollment season, partially due to several new tools to ease enrollment and renewal processes for marketplace consumers. Smarter Plan Comparison Tools Recent articles have featured the many new shopping tools available […]

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  • Massachusetts – EPSDT

    In Massachusetts: As of July 1, 2011, there were 1,566,222 individuals enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program, known as MassHealth. 832,064 of these individuals were enrolled in one of the state’s managed care programs, including: Managed Care Organization (MCO) Program, a capitated model for members under age 65 that delivers physical, behavioral and oral health services; Primary Care […]

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    September 23, 2014 | Filed under: Massachusetts

  • Massachusetts – Medical Homes

    Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012, signed in August 2012, includes a number of provisions specific to promoting the adoption of patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) in Massachusetts. This legislation requires a newly formed Health Policy Commission to develop certification standards, a training program, and a model payment system for PCMHs by January 2014. Chapter […]

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    June 1, 2014 | Filed under: Massachusetts

  • Massachusetts

    Under construction–NASHP is continuing to populate this resource so please check back!   If you have any resources about the Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents in your state that you would like to share, please email kmooney@nashp.org.

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    December 5, 2013 | Filed under: Massachusetts

  • Massachusetts 2014 CHIP Fact Sheet

    2014 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Massachusetts 2012 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Massachusetts 2010 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Massachusetts 2008 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Massachusetts Additional States’ CHIP Fact Sheets… Adobe Acrobat .PDF printable versions of the Massachusetts NASHP CHIP Fact Sheets Key Highlights: Program Type: Massachusetts operates a combination CHIP program, […]

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    December 6, 2012 | Filed under: Massachusetts

  • Massachusetts

    In August 2012, the Massachusetts legislature passed Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012: An Act Improving the Quality of Health Care and Reducing Costs Through Increased Transparency, Efficiency, and Innovation, a wide-ranging health reform bill. Among other things, the law established an Independent Health Policy Commission with an 11-member board that is charged with […]

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    August 21, 2012 | Filed under: Massachusetts

  • Finance — Massachusetts

    Massachusetts does not yet have a finance plan. MeHI will develop a sustainability plan.

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    March 31, 2010 | Filed under: Massachusetts

  • Governance — Massachusetts

    Governance in Massachusetts consists of an HIT Council (comprised of 4 representatives of government agencies and 5 private gubernatorial appointees), the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC), and the Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI). MTC and MeHI are government instrumentalities. The HIT Council will be responsible for approving contracts entered into between the MTC and organizations implementing the […]

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    March 31, 2010 | Filed under: Massachusetts