MassHealth vs. State Health Insurance within the HMIS Assessment

When completing the Health Insurance section of the HUD Assessment for clients, please note that A-134 – Is the client covered by Medicaid? corresponds to MassHealth. In Massachusetts, MassHealth is synonymous with Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) — combined in one program.

A-148 – Is the client currently covered by state health insurance for adults? should be answered with a “yes” only if the client is enrolled in ConnectorCare, a program for individuals or families in Massachusetts that are at or below 300 times the federal poverty level.

If you have any questions on how to answer the Health Insurance or any other type of HMIS questions, please call 617-349-6966 or email mcolangelo@cambridgema.gov.