Monthly Archives: December 2013

Out Today: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About ACA Implementation in MA

It’s re-re-reforming reform. A part II sequel, like Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise. (We’re not going to say Attack of the Clones). What it is an updated, comprehensive, readable, understandable guide to all the changes happening to … Continue reading

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HPC Committee Hears Testimony on Consumer Appeals Regulation

The Health Policy Commission’s (HPC) Quality Improvement and Patient Protection Committee held a hearing Monday on proposed amendments to 958 CMR 3.000, the Office of Patient Protection (OPP) regulation governing health plan internal and external appeals procedures.  The proposed amendments … Continue reading

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SQAC Looks At Quality Measures

The Statewide Quality Advisory Committee (SQAC)  met this week for its final 2013 meeting. The group looked at an overview of the current Standard Quality Measure Set (SQMS), which includes 128 measures, 93 of which are mandated and 35 or … Continue reading

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Update: Latest FAQs on Connector and Health Insurance for January (Update: Update updated)

UPDATE: An FAQ and an update from the Health Connector (Tuesday 12/17, 2 pm): In accordance with Acting Gov. Galvin’s request to release all non-emergency employees today due to inclement weather, the Health Connector call center is closing at 2 … Continue reading

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Connector Update on Coverage Applications, Notices and Extensions

The Health Connector and MassHealth just sent out this update on contingency plans for health coverage in light of the ongoing issues with the eligibility IT (note that we have not posted the attachments, at the request of the Health … Continue reading

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Connector Board Report: Lingering Legacy, and Moving Forward

With just a few weeks before ACA coverage programs begin, the Connector Board met today to discuss website and coverage issues, vote on final regulations for student plans and the new ConnectorCare subsidized coverage program, and approve customer service and … Continue reading

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Connector: Despite IT Vendor Underperformance, More People Will Be Covered In January

The Health Connector held their board meeting this morning. We’ll have a more detailed Board summary report up soon, but given the uncertainty about their website and enrollment we wanted to quickly share some of the updates. (Also, see this … Continue reading

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