Guide Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Manual

The Home- and Community-Based Services Manual contains the regulations, administrative and billing instructions, and service codes for Home- and Community-Based Services. The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) establishes rates for MassHealth services. See 101 CMR 356.00, and 101 CMR 359.00. 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 Home- and Community-Based Services 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 (see below) 
  • Table of contents page vi (see below) 

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Preface

See below for the Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) 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 Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) regulations (130 CMR 630.000).

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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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Subchapter 6

See below for service codes for the Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Manual.

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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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