Eligibility Tools & Resources

Verifying a patient’s eligibility is essential to determine coverage under a health insurance policy or MassHealth. The resources on this site include useful information and directions for providers and their office staff to confirm a patient’s eligibility for coverage.

It is important to check eligibility to:

• bill for services rendered
• determine copayments
• meet timely filing deadlines
• reduce claims rework
• make arrangements for financial assistance before an office visit
• improve office efficiency

Resource Materials

Eligibility Resource Guide
The document describes methods to check eligibility electronically, including direct links to free payer websites and other methods for checking eligibility, all summarized in one simple to use document.

A Guide to Member ID Cards
This document includes a sample insurance ID card and explanations of common terminology.

Helpful Hints
This document provides tips to avoid common claim denials and rejections by using eligibility verification.

NEHEN Training Links

Manager Users Recording

Batch Eligibility Recording

Prior Authorization and Referrals Recording

Eligibility Webinar Recording

Insurance Eligibility Discovery Recording Link

The eligibility training materials and related information included on this website were created by health plans and providers. HCAS provides access to the eligibility training materials for educational purposes only and makes no guarantees regarding their accuracy, completeness or compliance with health plan requirements. Neither completion of eligibility training nor confirmation of eligibility guarantees payment for services, and users of these training materials must understand and agree that neither HCAS nor any of its participating organizations are responsible or liable for any claim, loss, or damage resulting from such use.


Blue Cross
Blue Shield of MA


Fallon Health

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Health New England

Mass General Brigham
Health Plan


Whole Health

Tufts Health Plan

Tufts Health Public Plans

WellSense Health


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