The Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute (MMPI)—a program of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation—is an independent and nonpartisan source of information and analysis about the Massachusetts Medicaid program, “MassHealth.” MMPI’s mission is to promote the development of effective Medicaid policy solutions through research and policy analysis. MMPI promotes broad understanding of MassHealth and its interrelatedness with other health care programs for low income people, and seeks to create a rigorous and thoughtful public discussion of the program’s successes and the challenges ahead. It collaborates with a wide spectrum of policy makers, legislators, researchers, providers, advocacy groups, consumer organizations, business and other stakeholders.
In recognition of 50 years of the Medicaid program, MMPI produced an interactive timeline of key milestones in the program's Massachusetts history. Click here to access the timeline.
The MassHealth Proposed Demonstration Extension 2022–2027: Building on Success, Focusing on Equity
The End of the Federal Continuous Coverage Requirement in MassHealth: Key Strategies for Reducing Coverage Loss
What is the Actual State Cost of MassHealth in State Fiscal Year 2022?
Value-Based Payment to Support Children’s Health and Wellness: Shifting the Focus from Short-Term to Life Course Impact
SFY2021 Budget for MassHealth and Other Health Reform Programs
MassHealth Impact Series
The MassHealth Accountable Care Organization Program: Uncovering Opportunities to Drive Future Success
A Primer on the Dual Eligible Population in Massachusetts
MassHealth: The Basics – Facts and Trends (October 2020)
The Final Public Charge Admissibility Rule: Implications for Massachusetts
UPDATED! MassHealth and ConnectorCare Enrollment Tracker
What to Know About ACOs: The Latest on MassHealth Accountable Care Organizations
MassHealth: The Basics – Facts and Trends (July 2019)
What is the Actual State Cost of MassHealth in 2019?
Faces of MassHealth: Portrait of a Diverse Population
The Proposed Public Charge Rule: An Overview and Implications in Massachusetts
Addressing Major Drivers of MassHealth Per-Enrollee Spending Growth: An Analytic Review and Policy Options
What to Know About ACOs: An Introduction to MassHealth Accountable Care Organizations
REVISED - Integrating MassHealth Long-Term Services and Supports: Considerations for ACOs and MCOs
CHIP Reauthorization Update: Congressional Inaction Puts States in Limbo
MassHealth: The Basics (September 2017)
The Importance of CHIP Reauthorization for Massachusetts
REVISED - A Guidebook to Social Services for MassHealth ACOs
MassHealth: The Basics – Enrollment Update (March 2017)
Proposals to Cap State Medicaid Funding: Massachusetts Considerations
Estimating Cost Reductions Associated with the Community Support Program for People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness
The MassHealth Waiver 2016–2022: Delivering Reform
MassHealth: The Basics – Enrollment Update (September 2016)
FY2017 General Appropriations Act Budget for MassHealth (Medicaid) and Health Reform Programs
Comparison of the FY2017 House and Senate Budget Proposals for MassHealth (Medicaid) and Health Reform Programs
House of Representatives FY2017 Budget Proposal for MassHealth (Medicaid) and Health Reform Programs
Massachusetts Long-Term Services and Supports: Achieving a New Vision for MassHealth
The Governor’s FY2017 Budget Proposal for MassHealth (Medicaid) and Health Reform Programs
MassHealth Matters II: Long-Term Services & Supports: Opportunities for MassHealth
The Future of MassHealth: Five Priority Issues for the New Administration
MMPI produces independent, nonpartisan research and analysis about the Massachusetts Medicaid program.