News — State Administration
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.
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services has posted the final FY '13 Salary Reserve reports on the Salary Reserve website.
The Providers' Council will seek a $16.6 million Salary Reserve in FY '14
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.
When Governor Patrick released his much-anticipated FY'14 budget recommendations on Jan. 23, there were many reasons for those of us in the human services industry to applaud.
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.
The Providers' Council and the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers held a forum on legal and compliance issues when contracting with ICOs.
Gov. Deval Patrick unveiled his FY '14 budget proposal yesterday. The proposal includes new revenue for several human services programs and some cuts in other areas.
State Auditor Suzanne Bump and the Office of the State Auditor held a joint forum with the Providers' Council on Thursday, January 17 at Mass Bay Community College in Wellesley to discuss the audit process, best practices with the UFR and the differences between a state audit and a private CPA audit.
The Providers' Council submitted testimony on the FY '14 budget to the Executive Office of Health and Human Services on Wednesday morning.
The Providers' Council and Office of the State Auditor will hold a joint forum on January 17 at Mass Bay Community College.
MassHealth and CMS have agreed to change certain dates for the Duals Demonstration.
Providers' Council President & CEO Michael Weekes on Thursday issued a statement thanking Executive Office of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. JudyAnn Bigby for her years of dedication to human services and state government.
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services has published a new implementation timeline for the $20 million Salary Reserve.
The Patrick administration announced today they would release the Salary Reserve.
More than 100 state representatives, led by Rep. David Linsky, asked Governor Patrick to remove his delay of the Salary Reserve for direct care workers.
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services has set two dates for public hearings on the development of the FY '14 state budget.
The Caring Force launched a demonstration Monday at the Governor's office, generating press attentions from media outlets across the state.
The Providers' Council was proud to bring together more than 100 members for a forum with experts from Public Consulting Group (PCG) and Hub Strategies to discuss the future of human service delivery systems. Below are resources that the Council and PCG developed earlier this year looking at trends in the human services sector that may be of interest to attendees or those who were unable to attend.