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Home Health Moratorium on Massachusetts Medicaid Extended

The ACA allows states to request a temporary moratorium on enrollment from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS granted Massachusetts’ request for moratoriums on Home Health Agencies and Adult Foster Care Providers.

CMS first granted approval for EOHHS and MassHealth to impose a temporary moratorium on the enrollment of new home health agencies in the Medicaid MassHealth fee-for-service and home and community based services (HCBS) waiver programs in 2016. CMS has granted approval for EOHHS and MassHealth to extend the temporary moratorium through August 11, 2018.
CMS may continue to certify and enroll home health agency providers for Medicare enrollment, MassHealth will not be enrolling new Medicaid providers during the moratorium period.

For MassHealth provider updates about the ACA program integrity provisions, click here.


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