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Last call to attend forum on provider payment models

BOSTON – The state’s largest human services membership association, the Providers’ Council, and the nationally recognized Public Consulting Group will release a report on April 11 detailing emerging trends in the state’s human services sector that can radically change the sector and payment processes. Members and non-members are invited to register on the Council website.

Trends in the Human Service Landscape details several major issues, including innovative models of human service payments, a shift to person-directed care and the decentralization of services. Public Consulting Group’s Jim Waldinger will discuss accountable care organizations, integrated care organizations and human service payment models in detail with a panel discussion to follow.

Media may contact Bill Yelenak to receive an embargoed copy of the report before the event


  • Jim Waldinger, Public Consulting Group
  • Bruce Bird, Vinfen Corporation
  • Dick Dougherty, DMA Health Strategies
  • Marylou Sudders, Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children


The forum will take place at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center (1657 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701)


The forum is scheduled for April 11, 2012 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


The event is open to the media. Please call Bill Yelenak at 617-428-3637 x122 or e-mail him at to reserve a spot.