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

Project: Catalyst Center

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.