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MassHealth COVID-19 Guidance for Day Programs Providers

This page provides MassHealth Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) guidance and information from MassHealth specific to day programs Providers.

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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Adult Day Health Bulletins

  • Adult Day Health Bulletin 31: One-time Supplemental Payment for Eligible Adult Day Health (ADH) Providers to Address Decreased On-site Attendance During the COVID-19 Omicron Variant Surge announces that MassHealth is offering a one-time supplemental payment to qualifying ADH providers that experienced a 20% decrease or greater in average on-site daily attendance at one or more of their ADH program sites in January and/or February 2022. PDF | Word
  • Adult Day Health Bulletin 29: COVID-19 Guidance and Requirements for Adult Day Health Programs throughout the Remainder of the Federal Public Health Emergency supersedes guidance published in Adult Day Health Bulletin 27 and extends existing COVID-19 guidance for ADH programs until the end of the federal COVID-19 public health emergency. PDF | Word
  • Adult Day Health Bulletin 28: Continuation of Hybrid Service Delivery for Adult Day Health Providers throughout the Remainder of the Federal Public Health Emergency consolidates and restates, with relevance to adult day health (ADH) services, MassHealth’s telehealth policy (as reflected in All Provider Bulletins 289, 291, 294, 303, 314, and 327), as well as policies for services provided in an in-home setting, and extends these policies through the federal COVID-19 public health emergency. PDF | Word
  • Adult Day Health Bulletin 27: COVID-19 Guidance and Requirements for Adult Day Health Programs through the Remainder of the Federal Public Health Emergency (September 2021) provides Adult Day Health (ADH) providers with COVID-19 guidance and requirements that will stay in effect until the end of the federal COVID-19 public health emergency. PDF | Word
  • Adult Day Health Bulletin 26: COVID-19 Guidance for Hybrid Services throughout the Federal Public Health Emergency (Updated September 2021) consolidates and restates, with relevance to adult day health (ADH) services, MassHealth’s telehealth policy, as well as policies for services provided in an in-home setting. In addition, this bulletin extends these ADH policies through the federal COVID-19 public health emergency. PDF | Word
  • Adult Day Health Bulletin 24: Enhanced Rates and Billing Instructions for Adult Day Health Services for Dates of Service from June 1, 2021, through June 30, 2021 sets forth enhanced rates and billing instructions to address reduced member utilization of day program services during the COVID-19 pandemic. PDF | Word
  • Adult Day Health Bulletin 22: Enhanced Rates and Billing Instructions for Adult Day Health Services for Dates of Service Provided on or after December 1, 2020, through May 31, 2021 sets forth the enhanced rates and billing instructions in effect for MassHealth-covered ADH services. PDF | Word
  • Adult Day Health Bulletin 21: Additional Guidance and Requirements for Adult Day Health Programs during the Public Health Emergency provides guidance and requirements that supersede guidance published in Adult Day Health Bulletin 19. PDF | Word
  • Adult Day Health Bulletin 20: Guidance for Adult Day Health Providers Delivering Multi-model Hybrid Services During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency ​consolidates and restates, with relevance to adult day health (ADH) services, MassHealth’s telehealth policy, as well as policies for services provided in an in-home setting.​ PDF | Word

Day Habilitation Bulletins

  • Day Habilitation Program Bulletin 24: One-time Supplemental Payment for Eligible Day Habilitation (DH) Providers to Address Decreased On-site Attendance During the COVID-19 Omicron Variant Surge announces that MassHealth is offering a one-time supplemental payment to qualifying DH providers that experienced a 20% decrease or greater in average on-site daily attendance at one or more of their DH program sites in January and/or February 2022. PDF | Word
  • Day Habilitation Program Bulletin 22: COVID-19 Guidance and Requirements for Day Habilitation Programs throughout the Remainder of the Federal Public Health Emergency supersedes guidance and requirements set forth by Day Habilitation Program Bulletin 20 for Day Habilitation (DH) Programs. The guidance and requirements described in this bulletin will stay in effect until the end of the federal COVID-19 public health emergency. PDF | Word
  • Day Habilitation Program Bulletin 21: Continuation of Hybrid Service Delivery for Day Habilitation Providers throughout the Remainder of the Federal Public Health Emergency consolidates and restates, with relevance to day habilitation (DH) services, MassHealth’s telehealth policy (as reflected in All Provider Bulletins 289, 291, 294, 303, 314, and 327), as well as policies for services provided in an in-home setting, and extends these policies through the federal COVID-19 public health emergency. PDF | Word 
  • Day Habilitation Program Bulletin 20: COVID-19 Guidance and Requirements for Day Habilitation Programs through the Remainder of the Federal Public Health Emergency (November 2021) extends existing COVID-19 guidance for Day Habilitation (DH) programs until the end of the federal COVID-19 public health emergency. The guidance and requirements in this bulletin supersede guidance published in MassHealth Day Habilitation Program Bulletin 14 and Day Habilitation Program Bulletin 19 through the Remainder of the Federal Public Health Emergency (September 2021). PDF | Word
  • Day Habilitation Program Bulletin 19: COVID-19 Guidance and Requirements for Day Habilitation Programs through the Remainder of the Federal Public Health Emergency (September 2021) describes COVID-19 guidance and requirements for Day Habilitation (DH) Programs that will stay in effect until the end of the federal COVID-19 public health emergency. PDF | Word
  • Day Habilitation Program Bulletin 18: COVID-19 Guidance for Hybrid Services throughout the Federal Public Health Emergency (Updated September 2021) consolidates and restates, with relevance to Day Habilitation (DH) services, MassHealth’s telehealth policy, as well as policies for services provided in an in-home setting. In addition, this bulletin extends these ADH policies through the federal COVID-19 public health emergency. PDF | Word
  • Day Habilitation Program Bulletin 16: Enhanced Rates and Billing Instructions for Day Habilitation Services for Dates of Service from June 1, 2021, through June 30, 2021 sets forth enhanced rates and billing instructions to address reduced member utilization of day program services during the COVID-19 pandemic. PDF | Word
  • Day Habilitation Program Bulletin 15: Enhanced Rates and Billing Instructions for Day Habilitation Services for Dates of Services on or after December 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021 sets forth the enhanced rates and billing instructions in effect for MassHealth-covered Day Habilitation services. PDF | Word
  • Day Habilitation Program Bulletin 14: Additional Guidance and Requirements for Day Habilitation Programs during the Public Health Emergency provides guidance and requirements that supersede guidance published in MassHealth Day Habilitation Bulletin 12. PDF | Word
  • Day Habilitation Program Bulletin 13: Guidance for Day Habilitation Providers Delivering Multi-model Hybrid Services during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency consolidates and restates, with relevance to day habilitation (DH) services, MassHealth’s telehealth policy, as well as policies for services provided in an in-home setting. PDF | Word
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