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MassHealth expands long-term care coverage for immigrants

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  As of November 1, 2021, thousands of immigrants are now eligible for long-term care coverage under MassHealth, the state’s Medicaid program. This new policy is an expansion of MassHealth Family Assistance to cover long-term services and supports for elderly and disabled immigrants. The new guidelines entitle qualified immigrants to receive long-term care and supports in a skilled nursing facility or in the community, including limited access to home care and other programs covered by Standard MassHealth. This change will also ensure that MassHealth Family Assistance enrollees have access to the resources they need to transition from acute hospitals to other settings, including back to their own homes.

  Prior to this policy change, hundreds of immigrants remained longer than needed in Massachusetts hospitals because of immigration-related barriers to long-term care coverage.

  Please call Mystic Valley Elder Services at 781-324-7705 to learn more about this change and determine whether or not you or a loved one is eligible for enhanced supports through this coverage expansion.

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