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MassHealth COVID-19 Guidance for Community Health Centers and Physicians

This page provides MassHealth Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) guidance and information from MassHealth specific to community health centers and physicians.

For MassHealth COVID-19 guidance and information covering all MassHealth providers, please see MassHealth COVID-19 Guidance for All Providers. You may also find it helpful to review DPH’s COVID-19 guidance for health care professionals.

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Acute Inpatient Hospital Bulletins

  • Acute Inpatient Hospital Bulletin 187: Temporary Suspension of Requirements for Admission Screening for Admissions to Acute Inpatient Hospitals and Prior Authorization for Physician Services Rendered in Connection with Acute Inpatient Hospital Admissions states that MassHealth is temporarily suspending the admission screening requirements that apply to certain admissions to an AIH, and the prior authorization requirements that apply to physician services rendered in connection with certain AIH admissions due to ongoing disruptions to the healthcare delivery system caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. PDF | Word

Community Health Center Bulletins

  • Community Health Center Bulletin 113: Preventive Behavioral Health Services for Members Younger Than 21 to address and mitigate the negative impacts of the pandemic on children and adolescents, and to further healthy developmental outcomes for MassHealth-enrolled youth, community health centers (CHCs) participating in MassHealth may provide medically necessary preventive behavioral health services for members from birth until age 21 PDF | Word
  • Community Health Center Bulletin 112: Community Health Centers Providing Vaccine Administration Services provides updated guidance regarding billing for vaccines, vaccine administration, and vaccine counseling services provided to MassHealth members by CHCs. PDFWord
  • Community Health Center Bulletin 109: Community Health Centers Providing Vaccine Administration Services provides guidance regarding billing for vaccines and vaccine administration services provided to MassHealth members by CHCs PDF | Word

Transmittal Letters

  • Transmittal Letter AOH-47: Diagnostic Laboratory and Remote Patient Monitoring Codes PDF | Word
  • Transmittal Letter FPA-57: Specimen Collection for COVID-19  PDF | Word
  • Transmittal Letter PHY-158: 2020 HCPCS Code updates and Removal of PA Requirements for Certain Knee Arthroplasty and Knee Arthroscopy Codes PDF | Word
  • Transmittal Letter CHC-114: 2020 HCPCS Code Updates: Telephonic, Home Visit, and Diagnostic Codes PDF | Word
Last updated: January 11, 2023

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