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Amendment of 1115 MassHealth Demonstration ("Waiver") – March 2021


1115 MassHealth Demonstration ("Waiver") Amendment Request 

On March 23, 2021 Massachusetts EOHHS announces its intent to submit a request to CMS to amend the MassHealth Section 1115 Demonstration to CMS.

The Demonstration Amendment Request flexibilities include: to expand eligibility for the Medicare Savings Programs to comply with state law, to extend eligibility for postpartum coverage to 12 months, to authorize postpartum coverage for members not otherwise eligible due to immigration status, to enhance services for specialized populations and to provide flexibility related to place of services. 

  • 1115 MassHealth Demonstration (“Waiver”) Amendment Public Listening Session (PDF) | (Word)
  • 1115 MassHealth Demonstration (“Waiver”) Amendment Public Notice (PDF) | (Word)
  • 1115 MassHealth Demonstration (“Waiver”) Amendment Request (PDF) | (Word)
  • 1115 MassHealth Demonstration (“Waiver”) Amendment Summary (PDF) | (Word)
  • Budget Neutrality Workbook (Excel)

Public Comment Period: EOHHS will accept comments on the proposed Demonstration Amendment (collectively the “proposed Amendment”) through April 25, 2021. The proposed Amendment; details on where to submit comments; and additional relevant information are available in the documents above. EOHHS will host a virtual public listening session in order to hear public comments on the Request. Stakeholders are invited to review the Request in advance and share with EOHHS staff at the listening sessions any input and feedback, or questions for future clarification. 


The listening session is scheduled as follows:

Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 

Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM 

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