Safety Net for the Uninsured and Underinsured

Developing Rates for Massachusetts Health Safety Net Services
CHLE is providing technical assistance to the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy (DHCFP), in developing a new, legislatively-mandated rate methodology based upon Medicare’s Outpatient Prospective Payment System for outpatient services provided to uninsured patients covered by the state’s Health Safety Net (HSN) program.

Analyzing the Effect of the 2006 Massachusetts Health Reform Law on the Health Care Safety Net
This analysis, on behalf of the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute, summarizes the effects of changes to:

  • health care coverage for the uninsured
  • payments from public payers
  • safety net providers
  • services

Describing Options for Financing Care for the Uninsured
The Endowment for Health (a New Hampshire foundation) awarded a Policy Grant to CHLE to examine ways to improve access to care for uninsured individuals and to write a concept paper describing options under current state and federal law.