Medicaid

A comprehensive source for independent, nonpartisan research and analysis about MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid program.

Reports

March 10, 2017
This chart pack provides an overview of proposals to cap federal Medicaid funding and the considerations for Massachusetts.
March 8, 2017
This report presents the results of a study analyzing the impact of CSPECH on the utilization and cost of health services.
January 5, 2017
This issue brief summarizes the key elements of the most recent MassHealth 1115 waiver extension.
May 10, 2016
This report lays out a vision for MassHealth LTSS & provides a set of options for MA to consider when tackling some of the most intractable challenges facing MA's LTSS system.
October 20, 2015
This primer, prepared by Ellen Breslin of Health Management Associates, describes how state Medicaid programs generally pay their MCOs.
February 5, 2015
This report summarizes the key components of the MassHealth 1115 waiver, which was approved for renewal in October 2014.

Chart Packs

November 22, 2016
UPDATED chart pack with summary data on MassHealth enrollment as of September 2016.
June 16, 2016
UPDATED chart pack with summary data on MassHealth enrollment & spending produced by MMPI in partnership with the Center for Health Law and Economics, UMass Medical School.
December 2, 2015
This chart pack provides an examination of the current state of LTSS in Massachusetts using previously unpublished data.

Events

March 8, 2017
This event featured a presentation of the findings from a study analyzing the impact of the Community Support Program for People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness (CSPECH) on the utilization and cost of health services.
May 10, 2016
This event featured a presentation of the options for reforming the way MassHealth purchases and supports access to LTSS.
December 2, 2015
This event featured an examination of the current state of LTSS in MA, a discussion of innovative models and strategies in use by Medicaid programs in 2 other states, and a panel of people currently on the frontlines of the MA system.
October 8, 2015
A webinar hosted by MMPI, which reviewed the most recently updated MassHealth: The Basics, a chart pack that includes summary data on MassHealth enrollment and spending.
December 9, 2014
A presentation of the findings from a report on the key issues, opportunities and policy options for MassHealth in the next four years and a panel discussion among key stakeholders who are invested in MassHealth and the people it serves.

Budget Briefs

October 17, 2016
This brief highlights the FY2017 budget for MassHealth (Medicaid) and other subsidized health coverage programs.
June 9, 2016
This budget brief compares the Senate FY2017 budget proposal to that of the House for MassHealth (Medicaid) and other subsidized health coverage programs.
May 5, 2016
This budget brief describes the House fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget proposal for MassHealth (Medicaid) and other subsidized health coverage programs.
March 2, 2016
This budget brief describes the governor's fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget proposal for MassHealth (Medicaid) and health reform programs.

Interactive Resources

MMPI

An independent and nonpartisan source of information and analysis about the Massachusetts Medicaid Program, "MassHealth."
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