|Submitted||June 19, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:
-All Fair Hearing Requests submitted to the Office of Medicaid Board of Hearings both via mail (to 100 Hancock St. 6th Floor, Quincy, MA 02171) or fax (to 617-847-1204) between January 1, 2017 and June 19, 2018
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.
Dear Sarika Ram:
We are responding to your request for public records consisting of all Fair Hearing Requests submitted to the Office of Medicaid Board of Hearings both via mail (to 100 Hancock St. 6th Floor, Quincy, MA 02171) or fax (to 617-847-1204) between January 1, 2017 and June 19, 2018. The Health Connector does not have any records that match this description. The Office of Medicaid is a public agency located at 100 Hancock Street, Quincy, and maintains its own records. The Office of Medicaid conducts its own hearings on fair hearing requests submitted to it. The Health Connector does not participate in Office of Medicaid hearings and does not get copies of hearing requests submitted to the Office of Medicaid.
The Health Connector