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ADJOURNED 'til Tuesday at 11 a.m. (informal)
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ADJOURNED 'til Thursday at 1 p.m. (formal)

FEDS APPROVE $52.5 BILLION MEDICAID DEAL FOR MASSACHUSETTS

With federal funds at risk of expiring under an agreement forged by the former Patrick administration, the Obama administration has approved a five-year, $52.5 billion Medicaid waiver deal for Massachusetts.

The waiver deal was announced Friday afternoon by Gov. Charlie Baker's administration, which said the arrangement would facilitate a $1.8 billion effort to transition toward accountable care organization (ACO) models of care and investments in behavioral health and long-term care services. An ACO pilot program could launch in December.


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