MassHealth: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) —Applicants and Members

MassHealth: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) —Applicants and Members

March 17, 2020 Uncategorized 0

MassHealth, Medical and other care

MassHealth has approved the following which may affect you. The most important is the availability of telehealth. Your services can be delivered via telehealth (including telephone and live video). For those on private insurance, telehealth may already be approved. You should check if you haven’t used it before. Other new developments at MassHealth include:


  1. 90-day approval of medicines is available now (most private insurers already have this type of approval).
  2. Beginning March 14, 2020, MassHealth will also allow early refills of existing prescriptions for drugs as long as at least one refill remains on the prescription.
  3. For those having difficulty with MassHealth applications, qualified hospitals will be able to determine eligibility in a quicker way – this assumes the individual or family can NOT fill out the application.

COVID-19 related information for MassHealth members and applicants