MassHealth will implement the Technical Refresh Initiative in the winter of 2020. The Technical Refresh project requires that MassHealth replace its “end of life” HIPAA compliance and translator tool. The tool is used to validate HIPAA compliance and translate HIPAA compliant transactions to an XML format so that they can be processed within MassHealth’s Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS). All HIPAA transactions (inbound/outbound) that are processed through the MMIS system will be affected by the technical refresh. MassHealth has modified its HIPAA companion guides to ensure compliance with the technical refresh modifications.