The New State-Hospital Medicaid Contract is Delayed One Month

MassHealth has extended the acute hospital 2019 RFA one additional month through October 31, 2019. The 2020 RFA is expected to begin November 1, 2019. The RFA is the main contract between hospitals serving Medicaid patients and the state. The delay gives the state more time to process concerns MHA and the hospital community have raised regarding recent MassHealth reimbursement rate reductions and other issues.