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Council submits testimony on three HHS regulations

The Providers' Council on Thursday submitted formal written testimony on three Executive Office of Health and Human Services regulations.

Tuesday is deadline for Salary Reserve submissions

There is only one day remaining to complete your submission to be eligible for FY '14 Salary Reserve funds. Providers must submit all required payroll and salary information to the Provider Data Management System by tomorrow, January 14 at 5 p.m.

Renew Your Membership!

Please renew your membership for 2014 and continue working with the Providers' Council to strengthen the Massachusetts human services sector.

Inclement weather update from the Council

The Providers' Council will close at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 2 and remain closed on Friday, January 3. Staff members will be working from home and be available to answer members' questions.

State issues safety regs; public hearing set

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services has issued draft regulations for a Workplace Violence Prevention and Crisis Response Plan (101 CMR 19.00). The draft was released by EOHHS late last week, and public hearing on it has been scheduled.

Providers’ Council GIC bill moves forward

Late last week, the Joint Committee on Financial Services issued a favorable report on the Providers' Council's bill to give human service providers access to the Group Insurance Commission. The bill (HB 933), filed by Rep. Kay Khan, was accompanied by a similar bill (HB 996) filed by Rep. Marty Walsh.

EOHHS releases Salary Reserve timeline

On Friday, December 13, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services released a timeline to disperse the FY '14 Salary Reserve, and there are key dates that providers must be aware of to be eligible for these funds.

Salary Reserve timeline release expected this week

Thanks to advocacy of Providers' Council members, The Caring Force and The Collaborative, EOHHS Secretary John Polanowicz plans to issue a timeline detailing the release of the $11.5 million Salary Reserve included in the FY '14 budget that was signed by Gov. Patrick in July.

State issues Adult Foster Care rates

The state has issued regulations for the emergency adoption for Adult Foster Care services (114.3 CMR 51.00).

EOHHS to hold FY ‘15 budget hearings

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services will hold two budget hearings over the next two weeks to receive public input regarding the office's FY '15 budget.

Input needed on Rapid Response Pulse Poll

The Providers' Council is working with its nonprofit colleagues across the nation, and we need your help in improving the way governments interact with nonprofits through contracts and grants.

Learn about the new Health Insurance Marketplace!

The Providers' Council and USI Insurance Services invite you to attend a members-only interactive breakfast seminar on the proposed Health Insurance Marketplace and how it will affect Massachusetts organizations. Don't miss the opportunity to learn how to ensure your organization will offer compliant coverage to avoid penalties.

State posts update on Caring Together RFR

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts posted an update on Comm-PASS on the Caring Together RFR on Wednesday afternoon.

Awards of Excellence videos posted online!

Did you enjoy the videos from our Awards of Excellence ceremony? Was one of your staff members featured? You can now view all the videos online!

Council holds 38th Annual Convention & Expo!

The Providers' Council held its 38th Annual Convention & Expo, Champions for Change, on Wednesday, November 6 at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel in Boston.

Council honors awardees at Champions for Change

The Providers' Council today gave out 13 Awards of Excellence and four Peer Provider Awards at Champions for Change, the Council's 38th Annual Convention & Expo.

See everything happening on Wednesday at Champions for Change!

There's so much happening at the Providers' Council's 38th Annual Convention & Expo, Champions for Change, taking place on Wednesday, November 6 at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel in Boston. Find out about all the events!

Please help out our partners by taking two short surveys

Please help out Providers' Council partners by taking two short surveys.

Early-bird convention registration winners announced!

The Providers' Council is pleased to congratulate the winners of the early-bird raffle for our 38th Annual Convention & Expo: Champions for Change, taking place Wednesday, November 6th at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel in Boston.

One Care Implementation Council meeting on Oct. 25

The next One Care Implementation Council meeting will take place on Friday, October 25.

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