Access to Care among Children with Disabilities in the MassHealth CommonHealth Buy-In Program

Authors Hirschi, M. , Walter, A.W. , Wilson, K. , Jankovsky, K. , Dworetzky, B. , Comeau, M. , Bachman, S.

Date 2018

Keywords CYSHCN, Health Benefits, Maternal and Child Health, Medicaid Buy-In Programs, Medicaid/CHIP

This article, published in the Journal of Child Health Care, describes the process and results of a survey of parents and caregivers whose children with disabilities were enrolled in CommonHealth, the state’s Medicaid Buy-in program. Results suggest that the MassHealth CommonHealth program improves access to care for children with disabilities overall; however, the article identifies barriers to address in five domains to improve accessibility.