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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 206.00: Standard Payments to Nursing Facilities

  • Notice of Final Agency Action (date posted: January 11, 2022) PDF | Word
  • Notice of Proposed Agency Action and Public Hearing (date posted: January 7, 2022) PDF | Word
  • Administrative Bulletin 22-02: 101 CMR 206.00: Standard Payments to Nursing Facilities: Payment Methodologies for New and Existing Nursing Facility Payments under 101 CMR 206.00: Standard Payments to Nursing Facilities-Corrected (effective January 15, 2022) PDF | Word
  • Administrative Bulletin 22-01: 101 CMR 206.00: Standard Payments to Nursing Facilities: Supplemental Payments for Nursing Facilities for Workforce Retention and Recruitment Initiatives (effective January 15, 2022)  PDF | Word

Friday, January 28, 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. In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 206.00.

Register to testify at this hearing

by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 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
  • Emergency adoption PDF | Word

Please note that this public hearing was advertised in the Boston Globe on December 23, 2021, with a date of January 13, 2022, but the date has been changed to January 14, 2022.

Friday, January 14, 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 447.00.

by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022

101 CMR 361.00: Rates for Continuous Skilled Nursing Services

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

Friday, December 17, 2021, 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 361.00.

5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 17, 2021

101 CMR 204.00: Rates of Payment to Resident Care Facilities

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

Monday, December 6, 2021, 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 204.00.

by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 6, 2021

101 CMR 348.00: Day Habilitation Program Services

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

Monday, November 8, 2021, 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 348.00.

by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 8, 2021

101 CMR 310.00: Rates for Adult Day Health Services

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

Monday, November 8, 2021, 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 310.00.

by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 8, 2021

101 CMR 206.00: Standard Payments to Nursing Facilities

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

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 1:00 p.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 Tuesday, October 26, 2021

101 CMR 322.00: Durable Medical Equipment, Oxygen and Respiratory Therapy Equipment

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

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 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 322.00.

by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021

101 CMR 312.00: Family Planning Services

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

Friday, September 10, 2021 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://hricart.1capapp.com/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 312.00.

by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021

101 CMR 339.00: Restorative Services

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

Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 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://hricart.1capapp.com/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 339.00.

by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2021
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