UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry, Center for Mental Health Services Research; Center for Health Policy and Research

Publication Date


Document Type



Medicaid; Insurance, Health; Disabled Persons; Work; Employment; Employment, Supported; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Massachusetts


Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology


Summary: This report evaluates the effectiveness of the 40 hours per month work requirement for eligibility for CommonHealth Working, Massachusetts' Medicaid Buy-In program. The evaluation compared CommonHealth Working to other Massachusetts Medicaid programs and to other state Buy-In programs, examining enrollee earnings, hours worked, expenditures and enrollment patterns. The study also analyzed the impact of eligibility rules and case closure data on enrollment. Prepared for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

Citation: Ellison, M.L., Olin, L., Hashemi, L., & Samnaliev, M. (July 2008). Evaluation of the 40 Hours per Month Work Requirement for MassHealth’s CommonHealth Working Program. University of Massachusetts Medical School, Center for Health Policy and Research.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations



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