Executive Office of Health and Human Services public hearings

EOHHS public hearings

Coronavirus Update:  Due to the coronavirus emergency, MassHealth and EOHHS are holding public hearings remotely. All public hearings will occur on the advertised dates and times. Details and instructions for attending and testifying remotely are provided below for each hearing. If you plan to testify at a remote hearing, EOHHS strongly encourages you to register in advance. EOHHS encourages you to submit written testimony in addition to, or instead of, providing testimony at the hearing. Instructions for registering online and for submitting written testimony can be found in the Notices of Public Hearing.

If you would like to testify at an upcoming public hearing, you may register online.  Please register as soon as possible, but no later than one full business day before a scheduled public hearing, to ensure that your registration is received and processed. Any registrations submitted later than one business day before the scheduled public hearing will be given an opportunity to testify on a first-come basis after all other registrants have testified and as time permits.

You may also submit written testimony about proposed regulations by the specified date by emailing ehs-regulations@mass.gov. Please submit electronic testimony as an attached Word document or as text within the body of the email and type the name of the regulation in the subject line. All submissions must include the sender's full name and address. Persons who are unable to submit electronic testimony should mail written testimony to

EHS/MassHealth Publications
100 Hancock Street, 6th Floor
Quincy, MA 02171.

Please note:  The WORD, RTF, and TEXT versions of documents are accessible formats intended for screen readers used by the vision-impaired.

Public hearings

Public hearing notice, proposed regulation, and other related information

Public hearing date and time

Deadline to submit
written comments

101 CMR 444.00:  Rates for Certain Substance Use Disorder Services

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation PDF | Word

Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join the hearing online, go directly to EHS Public Hearings Meeting Room. Alternatively, go to https://zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID 935 397 8200 and passcode 800606. To join the hearing by phone, call (646) 558-8656 and enter meeting ID 935 397 8200# when prompted. You can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=EOHHS.

Interested parties may submit written comments by email or regular mail, as instructed in the Notice of Public Hearing. In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 444.00.

Register to testify at this hearing

by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2022

101 CMR 315.00:  Vision Care Services and Ophthalmic Materials (to be renamed as “Rates for Vision Care Services and Ophthalmic Materials”)

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation PDF | Word

Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join the hearing online, go directly to EHS Public Hearings Meeting Room. Alternatively, go to https://zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID 935 397 8200 and passcode 800606. To join the hearing by phone, call (646) 558-8656 and enter meeting ID 935 397 8200# when prompted. You can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=EOHHS.

Interested parties may submit written comments by email or regular mail, as instructed in the Notice of Public Hearing. In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 315.00.

Register to testify at this hearing

by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2022

101 CMR 449.00:  Rates for Certain Home- and Community-based Services Related to Workforce Development

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Emergency adoption PDF | Word

Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join the hearing online, go directly to EHS Public Hearings Meeting Room. Alternatively, go to https://zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID 935 397 8200 and passcode 800606. To join the hearing by phone, call (646) 558-8656 and enter meeting ID 935 397 8200# when prompted. You can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=EOHHS.

Interested parties may submit written comments by email or regular mail, as instructed in the Notice of Public Hearing. In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 449.00.

by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2022

101 CMR 447.00:  Rates for Certain Home- and Community-based Services Related to Section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan Act

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Proposed repeal PDF | Word (We are proposing to repeal this regulation.)

Friday, September 23, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join the hearing online, go directly to EHS Public Hearings Meeting Room. Alternatively, go to https://zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID 935 397 8200 and passcode 800606. To join the hearing by phone, call (646) 558-8656 and enter meeting ID 935 397 8200# when prompted. You can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=EOHHS.

Interested parties may submit written comments by email or regular mail, as instructed in the Notice of Public Hearing. In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 447.00.

by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2022

101 CMR 418.00:  Payments for Youth Short-term Stabilization and Emergency Placement Services

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation PDF | Word

Friday, September 23, 2022, at 9:30 a.m.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join the hearing online, go directly to EHS Public Hearings Meeting Room. Alternatively, go to https://zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID 935 397 8200 and passcode 800606. To join the hearing by phone, call (646) 558-8656 and enter meeting ID 935 397 8200# when prompted. You can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=EOHHS.

Interested parties may submit written comments by email or regular mail, as instructed in the Notice of Public Hearing. In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 418.00.

by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2022

101 CMR 446.00: COVID-19 Payment Rates for Certain Community Health Care Providers

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation PDF | Word

Friday, August 26, 2022, at 10 a.m.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join the hearing online, go directly to EHS Public Hearings Meeting Room. Alternatively, go to https://zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID 935 397 8200 and passcode 800606. To join the hearing by phone, call (646) 558-8656 and enter meeting ID 935 397 8200# when prompted. You can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=EOHHS.

Interested parties may submit written comments by email or regular mail, as instructed in the Notice of Public Hearing. In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 446.00.

by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2022
101 CMR 306.00: Rates of Payment for Mental Health Services Provided in Community Health Centers and Mental Health Centers

The public hearing for 101 CMR 306.00: Rates of Payment for Mental Health Services Provided in Community Health Centers and Mental Health Centers has been postponed. Please check this web page for the new hearing date.

 

101 CMR 613.00: Health Safety Net Eligible Services

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Emergency adoption PDF | Word

Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at 10 a.m.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join the hearing online, go directly to EHS Public Hearings Meeting Room. Alternatively, go to https://zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID 935 397 8200 and passcode 800606. To join the hearing by phone, call (646) 558-8656 and enter meeting ID 935 397 8200# when prompted. You can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=EOHHS.

Interested parties may submit written comments by email or regular mail, as instructed in the Notice of Public Hearing. In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 613.00.

by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2022

101 CMR 206.00: Standard Payments to Nursing Facilities

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Emergency adoption PDF | Word

Friday, July 29, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join the hearing online, go directly to EHS Public Hearings Meeting Room. Alternatively, go to https://zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID 935 397 8200 and passcode 800606. To join the hearing by phone, call (646) 558-8656 and enter meeting ID 935 397 8200# when prompted. You can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=EOHHS.

Interested parties may submit written comments by email or regular mail, as instructed in the Notice of Public Hearing. In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 206.00.

by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 29, 2022 

101 CMR 310.00: Rates for Adult Day Health Services and 101 CMR 348.00: Rates for Day Habilitation Services

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Emergency adoption: 101 CMR 310.00 PDF | Word
  • Emergency adoption: 101 CMR 348.00 PDF | Word

Friday, July 29, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. (for 101 CMR 310.00) and Friday, July 29, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. (for 101 CMR 348.00)

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join the hearing online, go directly to EHS Public Hearings Meeting Room. Alternatively, go to https://zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID 935 397 8200 and passcode 800606. To join the hearing by phone, call (646) 558-8656 and enter meeting ID 935 397 8200# when prompted. You can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=EOHHS.

Interested parties may submit written comments by email or regular mail, as instructed in the Notice of Public Hearing. In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 310.00 and 101 CMR 348.00.

by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 29, 2022

101 CMR 329.00: Psychological Testing, Treatment, and Related Services (to be renamed as “Rates for Psychological and Independent Clinical Social Work Services”)

This public hearing has been canceled and will be rescheduled. Please check this page for updates.

Originally scheduled for Friday, July 8, at 10:00 a.m.

New hearing date: TBD.

 

101 CMR 343.00: Rates for Hospice Services

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation PDF | Word

Friday, June 3, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join the hearing online, go directly to EHS Public Hearings Meeting Room. Alternatively, go to https://zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID 935 397 8200 and passcode 800606. To join the hearing by phone, call (646) 558-8656 and enter meeting ID 935 397 8200# when prompted. You can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=EOHHS.

Interested parties may submit written comments by email or regular mail, as instructed in the Notice of Public Hearing. In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 343.00.

by 5:00 p.m. on Friday,  June 3, 2022
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