A comprehensive source for independent, nonpartisan research and analysis about MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid program.
December 4, 2018
This brief describes the potential impact in Massachusetts of the proposed Public Charge Rule, released by the Department of Homeland Security in October 2018.
November 14, 2018
This report seeks to inform the discussion of MassHealth sustainability through an analysis of MassHealth data and a review of policy options to address spending growth.
July 26, 2018
This brief explains the key elements of MassHealth ACOs, including: the three types of ACOs, who they serve, and the services they provide.
November 21, 2017
This brief prioritizes issues for consideration as ACOs and MCOs prepare to integrate and fully manage comprehensive long-term services and supports.
October 5, 2017
This brief provides an update on the status of federal reauthorization for CHIP and a summary of its potential impact on the program in Massachusetts.
June 22, 2017
This report describes the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in Massachusetts and its role as part of MassHealth.
June 26, 2018
This guidebook is designed to help health care administrators and providers better understand the types of social services available in Massachusetts.
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.
December 9, 2014
This report includes a series of recommendations that emerged through interviews with over 40 stakeholders and policy experts as priorities for the next governor.
September 21, 2017
UPDATED (September 2017) chart pack with summary data on MassHealth enrollment and spending.
June 12, 2017
This chart pack provides updated MassHealth enrollment data as of March 2017.
November 22, 2016
UPDATED chart pack with summary data on MassHealth enrollment as of September 2016.
December 2, 2015
This chart pack provides an examination of the current state of LTSS in Massachusetts using previously unpublished data.
October 11, 2017
October 8, 2015
December 9, 2014
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.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Medicaid, a federal-state partnership program, has advanced a variety of both federal and state health coverage reform goals over the last 50 years.