Nearly 240 nonprofits, many of them Providers' Council members, have signed onto a letter to Senator John Kerry, a member of the "supercommittee," asking him to protect the tax deduction for charitable giving that benefits so many nonprofits. The Providers' Council sent its own letter -- as well as the list of nonprofits -- to the senator on Monday, Oct. 17.
On Friday, October 14, the Providers' Council delivered the following testimony to the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy regarding 114.4 CMR 15.00 -- Rates for Community-Based Day Support Services.
Providers' eAcademy is pleased to announce that 16 new courses have been added to the library in September and October.
In its coverage of the supplemental spending bill recently passed by the Massachusetts House of Representatives, the Associated Press included a mention of the $10 million Salary Reserve for low-paid human service workers and included a quote from Providers' Council President/CEO Michael Weekes.
On Tuesday, October 3, Providers' Council President/CEO Michael Weekes and HMEA President/CEO Michael Moloney (a Council member) testified in favor of two bills that could enable human service workers to access more affordable health care.
Today, we stand at yet another crossroads, a point at which the future could be brighter than ever or more of the same. As such, we feel it is useful, crucial perhaps, to consider where we've been and where we're going. With that in mind, we present this three-part series, Rate-Setting Reform: The Victories, Challenges & Bright Future of a Movement, to reflect on the history of our movement and, given the latest developments, the forecast.