The following is a list of notices, by date of publication, about proposed MassHealth regulations. Click on a link to view the corresponding full notice and proposed regulations.
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The date published is the date the notice appeared in the newspaper and marks the beginning of the 21-day public-comment period, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, s. 3.
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Notice of Joint Hearing
Published on March 1, 2013
Emergency amendment, effective retroactive to January 1, 2013, adds language to ensure that MassHealth-contracted managed care providers comply with and implement applicable regulations and federal guidance requiring parity between mental health or substance use disorder benefits and medical/ surgical benefits with respect to financial requirements and treatment limitations.
Notice of Proposed Regulations
Published on March 4, 2013
Regulations are being revised to establish the Duals Demonstration in Massachusetts. EOHHS and CMS will contract with integrated care organizations (ICOs) to provide comprehensive care and long-term services and supports consistent with the duals demonstration to integrate care for dual eligible individuals in Massachusetts (Duals Demonstration).
It is anticipated that these amendments will not go into effect before April 1, 2013.
- 03-04-13 Public Notice file size 22MB
130 CMR 422.000 (Medical Assistance Program: Personal Care Services), 450.000 (Administrative and Billing Regulations), 456.000 (Nursing Facility), 501.000 (Health Care Reform: MassHealth: General Policies), 508.000 (Health Care Reform: MassHealth: Managed Care Requirements), 519.000 (MassHealth: Coverage Types) and 610.000 (MassHealth: Fair Hearing Rules)
Published on March 1, 2013
130 CMR 450.000 (MassHealth: Administrative & Billing)
The regulations are being revised to clarify that providers are required to provide, upon request by the State Auditor and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, records, including medical records, as are necessary to disclose fully the extent and medical necessity of services provided to, or prescribed for members, as well as other information about payments claimed by the provider. It is anticipated that these amendments will not go into effect before April 1, 2013.
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