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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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More than 100 state reps ask Gov. Patrick to release 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.

EOHHS sets FY ‘14 budget public hearing dates

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services has set two dates for public hearings on the development of the FY '14 state budget.

Caring Force demonstration garners press attention

The Caring Force launched a demonstration Monday at the Governor's office, generating press attentions from media outlets across the state.

PowerPoint available from Council’s ACO/ICO Forum

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.

State issues RFR for joint DMH/DCF Residential procurement

On Tuesday afternoon, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services issued a RFR for a joint DMH/DCF Residential procurement known as Caring Together. Information on the procurement is available on Comm-PASS or below on our website.

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