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MassHealth 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 sign up online or during the hearing. 

You may also submit written testimony about proposed regulations by the specified date by emailing masshealthpublicnotice@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

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

Sign up for email notification whenever MassHealth is advertising proposed regulations. Note: When you click on the sign-up link, a blank email should appear.  If your settings prevent this, you may also copy and paste join-masshealth-proposed-regs@listserv.state.ma.us into your email address line.  Just send the blank email as it's addressed. No text in the body or subject line is needed.

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

130 CMR 506.000: Health Care Reform: MassHealth: Financial Requirements, 130 CMR 520.000: MassHealth: Financial Eligibility, and 130 CMR 450.000: Administrative and Billing Regulations

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word

  • Proposed regulation: 130 CMR 450.000 PDF | Word

  • Proposed regulation: 130 CMR 506.000 PDF | Word

  • Proposed regulation: 130 CMR 520.000 PDF | Word

Friday, March 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join, go to https://statema.webex.com, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469. To join by phone, call (866) 692-3580, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469# when prompted.

As an alternative to attending the hearing, 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, MassHealth will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web pages for 130 CMR 450.000, 506.000, and 520.000.

by 5:00 p.m. on March 5, 2021

130 CMR 403.000: Home Health Agency

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation: 130 CMR 403.000 PDF | Word

Friday, February 12, 2021, at 10 a.m.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join, go to https://statema.webex.com, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469. To join by phone, call (866) 692-3580, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469# when prompted.

As an alternative to attending the hearing, 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, MassHealth will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 130 CMR 403.000.

by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021

130 CMR 438.000: Continuous Skilled Nursing Agency

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation: 130 CMR 438.000 PDF | Word

Friday, February 12, 2021, at 12 p.m.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join, go to https://statema.webex.com, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469. To join by phone, call (866) 692-3580, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469# when prompted.

As an alternative to attending the hearing, 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, MassHealth will publish the staff testimony on the proposed regulation web page for 130 CMR 438.000.

by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021

130 CMR 501.000: Health Care Reform: MassHealth: General Policies and 130 CMR 515.000: MassHealth: General Policies

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation: 130 CMR 501.000 PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation: 130 CMR 515.000 PDF | Word

Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 10 a.m.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join, go to https://statema.webex.com, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469. To join by phone, call (866) 692-3580, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469# when prompted.

As an alternative to attending the hearing, 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, MassHealth will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 130 CMR 501.000 and 130 CMR 515.000.

Update: written comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

130 CMR 409.000: Durable Medical Equipment Services

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation: 130 CMR 409.000 PDF | Word

Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at 1:00 p.m.

The deadline for public comment has been extended to July 21, 2020.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join, go to https://statema.webex.com, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469. To join by phone, call (866) 692-3580, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469# when prompted.

As an alternative to attending the hearing, 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, MassHealth will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for this chapter.

by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2020

130 CMR 406.000: Pharmacy Services; 130 CMR 405.000: Community Health Center Services; and 130 CMR 410.000: Outpatient Hospital Services

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation: 130 CMR 405.000 PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation: 130 CMR 406.000 PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation: 130 CMR 410.000 PDF | Word

Friday, December 20, 2019, at 10 a.m.
First Floor Conference Room
100 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02171

by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019

130 CMR 515.000, 130 CMR 520.000, and 130 CMR 610.000

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation: 130 CMR 515.000 PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation: 130 CMR 610.000 PDF | Word

Friday, December 16, 2016, at 10 a.m.
Amphitheater III S6-102
UMass Medical School (main entrance-school side)
University Campus
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA

by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016

 

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