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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.

Council, members testify on Family Transitional Support rates

The Providers' Council and a number of its members testified Tuesday morning on new Family Transitional Support Services rates being proposed by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services under Chapter 257.

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.

DTA to hold listening sessions regarding services

Department of Transitional Assistance Interim Commissioner Stacey Monahan is holding listening sessions regarding DTA's services. Please see the below list for her message, as well as listening session dates, times and locations.

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.

Final FY ‘13 Salary Reserve reports released

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services has posted the final FY '13 Salary Reserve reports on the Salary Reserve website.

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

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.

Chapter 257 Watch: Cautious Optimism over Gov.‘s Proposed Budget

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.

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.

Providers’ Council holds ICO forum in Framingham

The Providers' Council and the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers held a forum on legal and compliance issues when contracting with ICOs.

Providers’ Council budget analysis, HHS breakout of select line items

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 panelists present at forum

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.

Council submits budget testimony to EOHHS

The Providers' Council submitted testimony on the FY '14 budget to the Executive Office of Health and Human Services on Wednesday morning.

Register for joint forum with Council, State Auditor

The Providers' Council and Office of the State Auditor will hold a joint forum on January 17 at Mass Bay Community College.

Duals Demonstration date changes

MassHealth and CMS have agreed to change certain dates for the Duals Demonstration.

Council thanks Sec. Bigby for “steadfast commitment”

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.

Administration announces new Salary Reserve timeline

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services has published a new implementation timeline for the $20 million Salary Reserve.

BREAKING: Administration to release Salary Reserve!

The Patrick administration announced today they would release the Salary Reserve.

Senators send letter to Governor in support of Salary Reserve

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