Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice Hearing Regarding Prescription Advantage Regulations

Thursday, December 26, 2019
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Executive Office of Elder Affairs
One Ashburton Place, 5 floor, Boston, MA 02108

Overview of Hearing Regarding Prescription Advantage Regulations

Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A § 2 and M.G.L. c. 19A § 6, a public hearing will be held on Thursday, December 26, 2019, from  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the McCormack Building, One Ashburton Place, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02108, regarding:

651 CMR 15.00: Prescription Advantage Regulations

EOEA is mandated under M.G.L. c. 19A, § 39 to administer a subsidized catastrophic prescription drug insurance program designed to provide eligible persons with prescription drug coverage. Anticipated changes to the MassHealth MSP program (also known as the “MassHealth Buy-in”), scheduled to take effect January 1, 2020, necessitated minor changes to the regulations regarding the application and redetermination processes for Prescription Advantage (PA) Members. In accordance with the changes, prospective Members of PA will be required to apply for other programs that may provide more appropriate services for those who are eligible.  Written testimony and public comment from interested parties may also be submitted. All written submissions must include the sender’s full name and address and be submitted to the following address:

Executive Office of Elder Affairs
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108

Attention: Siobhan Coyle

Written testimony may also be submitted electronically to Please submit electronic testimony as an attached MSWord document or .pdf file with the name of the regulation in the subject line.  All submissions must include the sender’s full name and address. All written testimony, whether submitted via the Postal Service or electronically, must be received by 5:00 p.m. on December 26, 2019.   

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Please include a description of the accommodation you will need, including as much detail as you can. Also include a way we can contact you if we need more information. Please allow 72 hours advance notice. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fill. To submit a request for a reasonable accommodation, please e-mail to or call at (617) 222-7562.

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