The Providers’ Council and other human services trade associations submitted testimony on Thursday, March 1, 2018 on 101 CMR 413.00: Payments for Youth Intermediate-Term Stabilization Services. You can download the testimony here.
In the testimony, the organizations discuss the Caring Together system and issues with the proposed rates. Specifically, the organizations express their concern that the underlying methodology still being used for the majority of Caring Together rates have not been fully reviewed in accordance with Chapter 257 of the Acts of 2008, An Act Relative to Rates for Human and Social Service Providers.
The testimony also cites figures from a report the Providers’ Council published with the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute and UMass Dartmouth titled, “Who Will Care? The Workforce Crisis in Human Services.”
For more information about the testimony or the Council’s involvement in Chapter 257, please contact Bill Yelenak.