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Our condolences on Monday’s tragedy

The thoughts and prayers of everyone at the Providers' Council are with the victims of Monday's tragedy at the Boston Marathon and their friends and families.

EOHHS to annualize FY ‘13 Salary Reserve

The Providers' Council received notice on Friday, April 12 that EOHHS will annualize the FY '13 Salary Reserve.

Rep. Linsky files Salary Reserve amendment; 75 co-sponsors

Representative David Linsky on Friday filed an amendment to include a $16.6 million Salary Reserve in the FY '14 budget, with more than 75 of his House colleagues co-sponsoring it.

Council, members testify on GIC legislation

Providers' Council President & CEO Michael Weekes and three Council members testified on Thursday, April 11 in support of legislation that would allow human services organizations and employees to access the Group Insurance Commission.

Council to host seminar on third party billing & corporate compliance

The Providers' Council will host a seminar on third party billing and corporate compliance on Wednesday, May 1 at the Hogan Center at the College of the Holy Cross.

The Caring Force to hold rally at State House on April 9!

The Providers' Council and The Caring Force issued the following press release regarding the planned Caring Force rally on April 9.

Providers’ Council hosts Innovation Forward seminar

The Providers' Council hosted its Innovation Forward seminar at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester on April 3, featuring keynote speaker Travis McCready, vice president of program at The Boston Foundation, and experts in social innovation.

Council Board of Directors elects 2013-14 members, officers

The Providers' Council's Board of Directors elected new officers and directors during its Annual Business Meeting at Beechwood Hotel in Worcester on Wednesday morning.

Boston College and Providers’ Council release joint report on Social Innovation

The Center for Social Innovation at Boston College and the Providers' Council released a joint report on social innovation in Massachusetts human services on Monday, March 25.

Providers’ Council submits formal testimony on Transitional Supports

The Providers' Council sent formal testimony to EOHHS regarding Family Transitional Support Services on Friday, March 22.

Providers’ Council’s Board of Directors issues position statement on revenues

The Providers’ Council’s Board of Directors on Friday afternoon encouraged its membership, elected officials and the general public to support an increase of $1.9 billion in tax revenue to fund human services, early education, infrastructure and other essential public needs.

Governor Patrick signs Social Work Safety bill

Governor Deval Patrick participated in a ceremonial bill signing at the State House on Friday afternoon for the Social Work Safety bill.

Council holds members-only roundtable discussion on safety

On Monday, March 4 the Providers’ Council held a members-only roundtable discussion on the topic of Supporting a Culture of Safety in Human Service Organizations.

DMH issues RFI on Behavioral Health integration

The Department of Mental Health (DMH) issued a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit comments on the integration of behavioral health (Mental Health/Substance Use disorders) and primary care. The information obtained through this process will be shared with members of the Behavioral Health Integration Task Force to help inform their discussions. The Behavioral Health integration Task Force was created pursuant to Section 275 of Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012.

Council legislation receives bill numbers, committee designations

The six bills on the Providers' Council's 2013-2014 legislative agenda have all received bill numbers and committee designations.

Council to seek a $16.6m Salary Reserve in FY ‘14

The Providers' Council will seek a $16.6 million Salary Reserve in FY '14

The Caring Force holds statewide meeting in Framingham

The Caring Force, a grassroots advocacy movement started by the Providers' Council, held a statewide meeting in Framingham on Thursday, February 14 where more than 60 people in attendance heard from Rep. David Linsky and members of The Caring Force.

Duals Demonstration Implementation Council members announced

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services late Tuesday afternoon announced the 21 individuals who will serve on the Duals Demonstration Implementation Council, which will play a key role in monitoring access to health care and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), tracking quality of services, providing support and input to EOHHS, and promoting accountability and transparency.

Adult Long-Term Residential and Family Transitional hearings scheduled

The state has scheduled public hearings on Rates for Adult Long-Term Residential Services and Rates for Family Transitional Support Services over the next few weeks.

Register today for three Council trainings in February or March

Providers' Council trainings on promoting self care and preventing burnout, coaching for development, and communicating across differences have been added to the winter training schedule.

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