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COVID-19 Related Information for MassHealth Providers

2020 MassHealth Provider Bulletins Landing Page 

MassHealth Hearing Instrument Specialist Bulletin 13
Temporary COVID-19 Flexibilities for the Dispensing of Hearing Aids for Members Age 18 and Older (August 2020)

MassHealth Audiologist Bulletin 6
Temporary COVID-19 Flexibilities for the Dispensing of Hearing Aids for Members Age 18 and Older (August 2020)

MassHealth Acute Inpatient Hospital Bulletin 36
Temporary COVID-19 Flexibilities for the Dispensing of Hearing Aids for Members Age 18 and Older (August 2020)

MassHealth Acute Inpatient Hospital Bulletin 177
Limited Modification and Extension of Financial Support for Certain Acute Inpatient Hospitals with DMH-Licensed Beds in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (August 2020)

MassHealth Managed Care Entity Bulletin 38
Limited Modification and Extension of Temporary Incremental Rate Increase for Inpatient Mental Health Services in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic (August 2020)

MassHealth Psychiatric Inpatient Hospital Bulletin 26
Limited Modification and Extension of Financial Support for Certain DMH-Licensed Psychiatric Hospitals in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (August 2020)

MassHealth Nursing Facility Bulletin 148
COVID-19 Baseline and Surveillance Testing Requirements for Nursing Facilities (July 2020)

MassHealth All Provider Bulletin 299
Hospital-Determined Presumptive Eligibility Updates during COVID-19 Emergency (July 2020)

MassHealth All Provider Bulletin 298 
MassHealth Telehealth Policy (July 2020)

MassHealth Managed Care Entity Bulletin 34
Temporary Extension of Coverage for Early Intervention Services (June 2020)

MassHealth All Provider Bulletin 297
Change in Cost Sharing Policies (May 2020)

MassHealth All Provider Bulletin 296
MassHealth Payment for COVID-19 Specimen Collection and Testing (May 2020)

MassHealth All Provider Bulletin 295
Hospital Determined Presumptive Eligibility (HPE) Flexibilities during COVID-19 Emergency (May 2020)

MassHealth All Provider Bulletin 294
Masshealth Coverage Flexibilities for Services Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (May 2020)

MassHealth All Provider Bulletin 293
Flexibilities for Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services During COVID-19 State of Emergency (May 2020)

MassHealth All Provider Bulletin 292 Billing Policies for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Testing and Treatment Services for Uninsured Individuals and MassHealth Limited Member (May 2020)

MassHealth Acute Inpatient Hospital Bulletin 175
Financial Support for Acute Inpatient Hospitals with DMH-Licensed Beds in Response
to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nursing Facility Bulletin 146
COVID-19 Baseline Testing Requirements for Nursing Facilities (May 2020)

MassHealth  Community Health Center Bulletin 102
Temporary Flexibilities for the Provision of Health Services by Community Health Centers (May 2020)

MassHealth Community Health Center Bulletin 101
Temporary Flexibilities for the Provision of Laboratory Services by Community Health Centers (May 2020)

MassHealth Resident Care Facility Bulletin 34
COVID-19 Signing Bonuses for Resident Care Facility Staff (May 2020)

MassHealth Managed Care Entity Bulletin 33
Temporary Incremental Rate Increase for Inpatient Mental Health Services In Response to COVID-19 Pandemic (May 2020)

MassHealth Managed Care Entity Bulletin 32
Update: Temporary Rate Increases Due to COVID-19 National Emergency (May 2020)

MassHealth Managed Care Entity Bulletin 29
Additional Telehealth Guidance, CPT Code for ABA, Coverage of Preventive Visits via Telehealth, Remote Patient Monitoring, Payment for Specimen Collection, Suspension of Prior Authorization for Behavioral Health 24-hour Levels of Care, and Out of Network Access (May 2020)

MassHealth Managed Care Entity Bulletin 28
Updates Regarding Coverage of Medications for Addiction Treatment in the Opioid Treatment Programs (May 2020)

Managed Care Entity Bulletin 27
Temporary Retainer Payments Due to COVID-19 National Emergency (May 2020)

Managed Care Entity Bulletin 26
Investments in Community Based Acute Treatment and Intensive Community Based Acute Treatment in Support of Network Management Strategy (May 2020)

Psychiatric Hospital Bulletin 25 
Financial Support for DMH-Licensed Psychiatric Hospitals in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (May 2020)

MassHealth – Acute Inpatient Hospital Bulletin 174
Elimination of Copayment on Acute Inpatient Hospital Stays (April 2020)

MassHealth – Nursing Facility Bulletin 144
Isolated Spaces for Nursing Facility Residents with a Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis (April 2020)

MassHealth – COVID-19 Health Care Provider Financial Relief Package (4/9/2020)

MassHealth – Press Release
Governor Announces Increased Resources for Health Care Providers, Expanded Support for Long-Term Care Facilities, COVID-19 Testing Initiatives (4/8/20)

MassHealth All Provider Bulletin 291
MassHealth Coverage and Reimbursement Policy for Services Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (March 2020)

MassHealth All Provider Bulletin 289
MassHealth Coverage Reimbursement Policy for Services Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (March 2020)

MassHealth – Managed Care Entity Bulletin 21
Coverage and Reimbursement for Services Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (March 2020)