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

Hello all, and happy Friday! 

Yesterday May 11, 2023 marked the end of the COVID 19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) first declared over three years ago. With the end of the PHE certain federal and state policies affecting access to health care are ending, while others have been extended or changed.

MassHealth Policies

1. FY 24 Budget Update

Last week the House Ways & Means Committee released its budget.   

This is MLRI's Preliminary Analysis of the HWM Budget

2023 Plan Assignments Take Effect on April 1, 2023 –MassHealth extends Customer Service hours this weekend

An estimated 40% of 1.2 million MassHealth members in mandatory managed care may have new plans on April 1. MassHealth has extended its hours of operation to handle any problems filling prescriptions over the weekend related to plan changes. The Customer Service Center (800-841-2900)  will be open Sat April 1 from 8 am to 4 pm and Sunday April 2 from 8 am to 1 pm.

1.      MassHealth Webinar Tomorrow Thursday March 30, 2023 2-4 pm: Part 3: MassHealth for Seniors and Individuals Seeking Long-Term Care Services Renewals. Register Here

Hello all, and happy Wednesday! 

Here are several upcoming webinars that you might be interested in:
1. MassHealth Health Plan Updates: Relaunch of ACO Programs (tomorrow!)
2. Organizations Interested in Becoming Certified Application Counselors
3. MassHealth Redeterminations for Aging Services Network
4. MassHealth Redeterminations for Members Experiencing Homelessness

Happy Friday, 

It's been another eventful week -

FY 24 Budget (House 1)

We hope to see you at our annual Health Access Training for MCLE.
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