News — Board and Members News
The Providers' Council on Thursday submitted formal written testimony on three Executive Office of Health and Human Services regulations.
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.
Please renew your membership for 2014 and continue working with the Providers' Council to strengthen the Massachusetts human services sector.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The state has issued regulations for the emergency adoption for Adult Foster Care services (114.3 CMR 51.00).
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.
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.
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.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts posted an update on Comm-PASS on the Caring Together RFR on Wednesday afternoon.
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!
The Providers' Council held its 38th Annual Convention & Expo, Champions for Change, on Wednesday, November 6 at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel in Boston.
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.
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 Providers' Council partners by taking two short surveys.
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.
The next One Care Implementation Council meeting will take place on Friday, October 25.