As of 11/1 MassHealth will be providing additional benefits to immigrants with medical need. To ensure continued equitable access to health coverage regardless of a members’ immigration status, effective November 1, 2021, MassHealth will expand coverage of skilled nursing facility stays and community-based services for individuals on Family Assistance when the member meets a Nursing […]
As Afghan immigrants arrive in Massachusetts it is important to understand their immigration statuses and what they will be qualified for. Andrew Cohen from Health Law Advocates developed this helpful presentation. We will continue to share resources that can help you work with Afghan families as they resettle in MA. CMS shared this flyer.
MassHealth Estate Recovery On July 22nd MLRI, Margolis & Bloom and HCFA held a webinar on MassHealth Estate Recovery. You can watch the recording here or see the slide deck here. In May 2021, MassHealth amended its Medicaid estate recovery regulations to create additional grounds for waiving estate recovery on the basis of undue hardship […]
MLRI’s annual Basic Benefits Training on Immigrants & Public Benefits is scheduled for May 6, 2021. Registration is through MCLE at this link https://www.mcle.org/product/catalog/code/2210099WBC This all-day training offers the nuts-and-bolts on how immigration status affects eligibility for public benefits. The trainers include both immigration and public benefits legal experts. This timely training will focus on the March 2021 Biden Administration’s action […]
Hello everybody! Does anybody know when Partners became Mass General Brigham’s health care? Is there a link to a notice from MH that you can share, please. THANK YOU and be safe!
Hi… I have heard that on Monday 1/25, MH is going to issue letters to people that were put on the Buy In program in error. Has anyone heard this or know how many letters are going out?
Hi Loopers – have you worked with individuals who have offers of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) from their employers? HRAs are an employment benefit in which an employer reimburses an employee for their health care expenses up to a certain dollar amount. There are new federal rules that allow employees to use HRA funds to purchase […]
Has anyone noticed that a large number of SLMB Buy-In beneficiaries were not upgraded to QMB Senior Buy-In as part of the March 2020 FPL change (which was what was supposed to happen per Eligibility Operations Manual 20-03)? We have a large number of affected clients and while we’re working through either appealing their eligibility or […]
Hello Loopers, I have an O/65 applicant. Who needs to do a Senior Review Form. His benefit ended 3/27/20. He was working with Bristol Elders but they have not returned to help him. They are currently not seeing anyone. His friend reached out to us, if we can help. He didn’t want it to end/term […]
Hi all – I am working remotely due to COVID-19 and my assister portal is only registered with the IP address at my office. I am unable to access the portal and assist clients with their applications from home. I emailed MAhealthconnectorTraining@state.ma.us (have not heard back) and called the assister line (they are unable to […]