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Questionnaire NameSeptember 2017 Amendment
DescriptionMassachusetts is requesting to amend its section 1115 Medicaid demonstration, entitled "MassHealth," to restructure coverage for non-disabled adults to align with commercial plans, to adopt widely used commercial tools to lower drug prices and enhanced rebates, and requests to strengthen its behavioral health care and addiction treatment systems; and shift Medicaid enrollment into a fully integrated delivery system. With this amendment, the Commonwealth aims to improve the quality and integration of health care delivery. The federal public comment period will be open from September 20, 2017 through October 20, 2017.
Response FromID: #311901 on Oct 20th 2017 10:13 am
MassHealth - September 2017 Amendment

MassHealth - September 2017 Amendment

We encourage the public to submit their comments on Medicaid.gov as they relate to demonstrations open for public comments. In support of transparency and open government, all public comments received are immediately posted and are in the public domain. Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services staff will review all public comments posted and we reserve the discretion to delete comments that are generally understood as any of the following: obscene, profane, threatening, or otherwise inappropriate.

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Open for Public Comment – 9/20/17 – 10/20/17

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Please find attached comments from advocates in Massachusetts on the state's proposed 1115 waiver amendment.

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Health Services
AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts
The Arc of Massachusetts
Association for Behavioral Healthcare
Boston Center for Independent Living
Boston Public Health Commission
Center for Public Representation
Central West Justice Center
Children’s HealthWatch
Disability Law Center
Disability Policy Consortium
East Boston Ecumenical Community Council - EBECC
Easter Seals Massachusetts
Greater Boston Legal Services
Health Care For All
Health Law Advocates
Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Massachusetts Medical Society
Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery
MassADAPT
Mass Home Care
National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts (NAMI Mass)
National Association of Social Workers - MA Chapter
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Oral Health Advocacy Taskforce
Personal Disability Consulting, Inc.
Prevent Blindness - Northeast Region
Stavros
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