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8/6/2021 Housing and support service funding available to homeless in Massachusetts - WWLP ... Charlie Baker. ‚AuWe are pleased to implement new federal funding through MassHealth and continue to invest in permanent supportive housing that provides long-term stability and services to help people thrive.‚Au ‚AuOur healthcare and shelter service providers were vigilant in their work throughout the pandemic to protect our most vulnerable populations,‚Au said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. ‚AuWe believe these new resources, technical assistance, and funding will be a ...
3/9/2021 Massachusetts sets COVID-19 vaccine reimbursement rates twice as high | Boston.com ... COVID-19 vaccination effort in Mass. this week While the COVID-19 vaccine may be free for Massachusetts residents, Gov. Charlie Baker‚Aos administration has agreed to reimburse providers for vaccinations at twice the rate ... vaccines to anyone covered by the state‚Aos Medicaid program, MassHealth, or by private insurance. That‚Aos compared to the $45 rate set by the federal Medicare program and the vast majority of other states ...
1/1/2021 Baker signs health care bill into law that codifies changes made amid pandemic BOSTON (WPRI) ‚iA Gov. Charlie Baker has signed a wide-ranging health care bill codifying many of the emergency changes made to the system in response to the coronavirus pandemic.The key provisions of the ... surprise medical bills Removing barriers to urgent care centers for MassHealth members Extending insurance coverage and access to COVID-19 testing and treatment Directing a study and report of the impacts of COVID-19 on ...
1/1/2021 Baker signs new law that increases insurance coverage for telehealth services, COVID-19 testing and treatment – Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News BOSTON (WHDH) - Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday signed a new health care law that increases insurance coverage for telehealth services, expands the scope of practice for nurse practitioners, other specialized nurses, and optometrists, and takes ... surprise medical bills Removing barriers to urgent care centers for MassHealth members Extending insurance coverage and access to COVID-19 testing and treatment Directing a study and report of the impacts of COVID-19 on ...
4/10/2020 As cases and deaths rise, Baker announces funds for health care providers Boston Globe View Comments Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito during the press briefing Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff Governor Charlie Baker on Tuesday announced a plan to pump $800 million into Massachusetts health ... system. Advertisement In response, Baker said, the administration will boost MassHealth hospital funding by $400 million, and distribute another $400 million among nursing homes, community health centers, and other providers between now and July in ...
4/8/2020 State redirects $800M more to health care providers - News - telegram.com - Worcester, MA Star Telegram ... Charlie Baker said Tuesday that he does not plan to file a supplemental budget to seek new appropriations for the funding injection and can cover the cost using "offsets, reductions in MassHealth and enhanced federal revenue." State leaders have now directed more than $1.6 billion toward the health care system since March, which Baker said is critical to help providers simultaneously meet any new needs and weather a period of ...
4/8/2020 State redirects $800M more to health care providers - News - telegram.com - Worcester, MA Star Telegram ... Charlie Baker said Tuesday that he does not plan to file a supplemental budget to seek new appropriations for the funding injection and can cover the cost using "offsets, reductions in MassHealth and enhanced federal revenue." State leaders have now directed more than $1.6 billion toward the health care system since March, which Baker said is critical to help providers simultaneously meet any new needs and weather a period of ...
3/27/2020 Baker asks visitors to self-isolate; tax deadline extended ... With one of the nation's hottest coronavirus zones just 200 miles south on Interstate 95 in New York City, Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday urged people who are thinking about traveling to Massachusetts to reconsider ... some of the state's Medicaid waiver requests to "fast-track MassHealth enrollments," enroll out-of-state providers, and allow providers to be reimbursed for care delivered in alternative settings such as tents or congregate care ...
3/27/2020 Baker asks visitors to self-isolate; tax deadline extended ... With one of the nation's hottest coronavirus zones just 200 miles south on Interstate 95 in New York City, Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday urged people who are thinking about traveling to Massachusetts to reconsider ... some of the state's Medicaid waiver requests to "fast-track MassHealth enrollments," enroll out-of-state providers, and allow providers to be reimbursed for care delivered in alternative settings such as tents or congregate care ...
3/21/2020 State announces new efforts to support health care, small businesses and others impacted by COVID-19 – WWLP.com ... support health care, small businesses and others impacted by COVID-19 – WWLP.com 03/21/2020 by RSS POST BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP)– Governor Charlie Baker announced several new actions that include new financial support for health care providers ... the Administration announced a $200 million infusion in cash at MassHealth for critical, acute care and safety-net health care providers, as well as for certain health care providers required to help ensure that our ...
3/20/2020 Baker not planning shelter-in-place order, saying state is already in 'shutdown mode' Boston Herald Gov. Charlie Baker maintained Friday that he is not planning a shelter-in-place order, insisting that the Bay State is already in lockdown in response to the coronavirus. “We are very much in social ... announced Friday include a $200 million infusion in cash at MassHealth, another $10 million for the Small Business Recovery Loan Fund and an extension on vehicle registrations to reduce trips to the RMV. The state ...
3/19/2020 Congress approves $1 billion more for MassHealth ... which would provide relief to Massachusetts as it braces for a possible surge in the number of people enrolling in MassHealth. The money would pad a budget of a more than $16 billion at an ... now awaits the signature of President Donald Trump. Testing Gov. Charlie Baker toured a private lab that has been conducting tests for COVID-19 and said the Quest Diagnostics facility in Marlboro "hums like a ...
3/19/2020 Congress approves $1 billion more for MassHealth ... which would provide relief to Massachusetts as it braces for a possible surge in the number of people enrolling in MassHealth. The money would pad a budget of a more than $16 billion at an ... now awaits the signature of President Donald Trump. Testing Gov. Charlie Baker toured a private lab that has been conducting tests for COVID-19 and said the Quest Diagnostics facility in Marlboro "hums like a ...
3/15/2020 Bay State Coronavirus Tracker -- Saturday PM Update ... and Sudders unveiled several other steps Saturday, including looser restrictions on when tests can be offered and on what resources MassHealth members can access amid the pandemic. The state also announced another 15 positive cases ... public until further notice and there's increasing pressure on Gov. Charlie Baker and education officials to shut down all public schools. On Friday, Gov. Baker imposed a ban on many gatherings of 250 people or ...
3/14/2020 Coronavirus Live Local Updates ... MassHealth issues guidance to providers to ensure access to treatment including telehealth Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, in Great Barrington Town Hall in 2015. Edge photo: Heather Bellow BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration continues to take action to expedite COVID-19 testing and ensure access to treatment, according to a statement released by the governor’s office on Saturday. The Department of Public Health (DPH) and MassHealth released ...
2/14/2020 Even Governors Who Have Steadfastly Supported Trump Are Raising Concerns About Medicaid Changes Kaiser Health News ... funding rule that the agency says would increase transparency, integrity and clarity would "cripple" the state's program. Meanwhile, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker also spoke out about the changes. Health News Florida: Medicaid Chief Says New ... financing arrangements Massachusetts uses to pay for its $16.7 billion MassHealth program, according to the Baker administration and various state health care groups. (Murphy, 2/13) In other Medicaid news — Texas Tribune: Health Insurers Say Texas ...
1/26/2020 ... Charlie Baker proposed last fall. The Baker administration wants these centers to be licensed as clinics, to provide care to low-income patients who use MassHealth, and to offer some mental health services. State lawmakers have filed more than a dozen bills pertaining to urgent care centers this session, and both House and Senate are working on additional legislation that is likely to include regulations for the industry. Operators of ...
1/20/2020 State officials seek to rein in rapidly growing urgent care industry - The Boston Globe Boston Globe ... Charlie Baker proposed last fall. The Baker administration wants these centers to be licensed as clinics, to provide care to low-income patients who use MassHealth, and to offer some mental health services. State lawmakers have filed more than a dozen bills pertaining to urgent care centers this session, and both House and Senate are working on additional legislation that is likely to include regulations for the industry. Operators of ...
1/15/2020 Budget gap pegged at $900 million in new report BOSTON -- With a slowdown in tax revenues expected and spending pressures escalating, Gov. Charlie Baker and the Legislature will grapple with a gap between likely revenues and spending of nearly $900 million, according to a ... education spending and picking up costs associated with the mammoth MassHealth program in the face of a curtailment in federal aid, according to the report. The report estimates that the bulk of new tax revenues ...
1/15/2020 CommonWealth Magazine SHARE STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE WITH A SLOWDOWN in tax revenues expected and spending pressures escalating, Gov. Charlie Baker and the Legislature will grapple with a gap between likely revenues and spending of nearly $900 ... education spending and picking up costs associated with the mammoth MassHealth program in the face of a curtailment in federal aid, according to the report. The report estimates that the bulk of new tax revenues ...
1/15/2020 Budget gap pegged at $900 million in new report BOSTON -- With a slowdown in tax revenues expected and spending pressures escalating, Gov. Charlie Baker and the Legislature will grapple with a gap between likely revenues and spending of nearly $900 million, according to a ... education spending and picking up costs associated with the mammoth MassHealth program in the face of a curtailment in federal aid, according to the report. The report estimates that the bulk of new tax revenues ...
1/15/2020 Mass. budget gap might reach $900 million, report says ... MassHealth program in the face of a curtailment in federal aid, according to the report. The report estimates that the bulk of new tax revenues next fiscal year, about $428 million, will be funneled into the revamped school funding formula that was at the center of the Student Opportunity Act signed by Gov. Charlie Baker in November. A $428 million increase represents 8.3 percent growth for Chapter 70 aid, the ...
1/15/2020 Mass. budget gap might reach $900 million, report says ... MassHealth program in the face of a curtailment in federal aid, according to the report. The report estimates that the bulk of new tax revenues next fiscal year, about $428 million, will be funneled into the revamped school funding formula that was at the center of the Student Opportunity Act signed by Gov. Charlie Baker in November. A $428 million increase represents 8.3 percent growth for Chapter 70 aid, the ...
1/3/2020 In Massachusetts, automatic voter registration begins Jan. 1 On Jan. 1, Massachusetts begins to register eligible citizens to vote when they interact with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, MassHealth and Health Connector – unless they opt out. This article is part of a series on Massachusetts laws that go into effect in the new year. In Massachusetts, automatic voter registration begins Jan. 1 as directed by legislation that state lawmakers passed and Gov. Charlie Baker signed in 2018 ...
1/2/2020 In Massachusetts, automatic voter registration begins Jan. 1 On Jan. 1, Massachusetts begins to register eligible citizens to vote when they interact with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, MassHealth and Health Connector – unless they opt out. This article is part of a series on Massachusetts laws that go into effect in the new year. In Massachusetts, automatic voter registration begins Jan. 1 as directed by legislation that state lawmakers passed and Gov. Charlie Baker signed in 2018 ...