Guide Acute Inpatient Hospital (AIH) Manual

The Acute Inpatient Hospital Manual contains the regulations and administrative and billing instructions for acute inpatient hospitals. In-state acute inpatient hospitals should also refer to the RFA (Request for Application) signed by the hospital for the current rate year for additional requirements. Acute outpatient hospitals should refer to the Acute Outpatient Hospital Manual . MassHealth issues transmittal letters to update any part of the provider manual. MassHealth issues provider bulletins to communicate information that is not contained in the provider manual. Each part of the Acute Inpatient Hospital Manual is listed below from beginning to end. You can print each part separately (or any individual pages) or print all parts for a complete manual.

Table of Contents

  • Table of contents pages i, ii, ii-a, and iii appear at the beginning of Subchapter 1 below
  • Table of contents page iv appears at the beginning of Subchapter 4 below
  • Table of contents page v
  • Table of contents page vi

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Preface

See below for the Acute Inpatient Hospital (AIH) Manual Preface.

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Subchapters 1 through 3

Administrative and Billing Regulations (apply to all providers).

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Subchapter 4

See below for the Acute Inpatient Hospital (AIH) regulations (130 CMR 415.000).

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Subchapter 5

The Administrative and Billing Instructions (Subchapter 5) are divided into seven parts. For instructions for electronic billing, refer to the MassHealth Companion Guides. To request a copy of any of the MassHealth Companion Guides please contact MassHealth Customer Service Center at 1-800-841-2900. For instructions for billing MassHealth using paper claim forms refer to MassHealth Billing Guides for Paper Claim Submitters.

Please see below for Subchapter 5: Administrative and Billing Instructions.

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MassHealth Provider Manual Appendices

The MassHealth generic appendices contained in all provider manuals (Appendices A, C, T, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z) and provider-specific manual appendices.

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