Massachusetts is fully participating in the Medicaid Expansion under provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
For additional background on the State’s policy decisions regarding the Medicaid Expansion option, see: Background
Medicaid in Massachusetts:
The MA Department of Health and Human Services administers the state’s Medicaid program, called MassHealth.
Providers must enroll in the Medicaid fee-for-service program to receive payments for covered services. Information about enrolling in the Medicaid fee-for-service program can be found at: http://massresources.org/masshealth.html.
In order to retain access to all Medicaid patients in the state, providers must also connect to the managed care plans individually.
Medicaid Managed Care:
MassHealth Beneficiaries Participating in Managed Care:
Managed care plans participating in MassHealth offer detailed information about covered benefits for individuals enrolling in their plans. This information is available on the managed care websites shown below.
The state Medicaid office is primarily responsible for examining and addressing issues with the Medicaid Managed Care plans offered in the state, and for working with the companies that offer them. If you are experiencing problems as a medical provider with the Managed Care plans or companies operating in the state, or if your patients are experiencing problems with the Managed Care plans or companies in the state, including trouble with access to medications, access to preferred providers, navigating the appeals process, excessive costs, or possible discriminatory policies, or any other problems related to the Affordable Care Act, please report these problems to the state Medicaid Office:
Additionally, if you are experiencing these or other problems, please report these problems to AAHIVM, so that we may track issues affecting our members, and seek additional policies remedies.
Managed Care Plans Participating in MassHealth:
Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan
Fallon Community Health Plan
Health New England
Neighborhood Health Plan