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Commonwealth of Massachusetts EOHHS MassHealth Office of Providers and Plans Holds a Public Stakeholder Listening Session in Lawrence, MA

Commonwealth of Massachusetts EOHHS MassHealth Office of Providers and Plans Holds a Public Stakeholder Listening Session in Lawrence, MA

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) MassHealth Office of Providers and Plans held a Public Stakeholder Listening Session on June 23, 2015, at the Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, MA. In this session, there was a review of MassHealth priorities, input gathered from the event attendees as it relates to Customer Service Experience, Payment Reform, Behavioral Health (BH), and Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS). This was conducted so that the public could give their input on "efforts to enhance the healthcare experience for MassHealth members, improve health outcomes, and discuss reforms to make the MassHealth program more sustainable". Next steps were discussed in the process in order to make MassHealth more viable and sustainable for the consumers with disabilities it serves. NILP and NILP's NERLC (Northeast Recovery Learning Community) were very present in staff representation at this session to help to insure that the consumer's priorities are properly met and served. Thanks to MassHealth for conducting this series of open public stakeholders listening sessions throughout the state so the consumer's voice can be heard in order to have their needs properly met.

TLC Leads The Way in Disability Sensitivity Awareness Training!

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The Training and Learning Collaborative (TLC) is the Education Division of The Northeast Independent Living Program, Inc. (NILP). TLC is geared towards educating all organizations in a customized curriculum that provides disability sensitivity awareness and cultural competence training and consulting to all people who are connected in working with all consumers, clients, and/or employees who have a disability. TLC has unparalleled and exceptional expertise that cannot be duplicated anywhere else as its' pool of TLC trainers and consultants are comprised of people who are living with a disability and/or work with individuals who have a disability. TLC has a unique shared perspective and has proven effectiveness with all of the clients it has worked with. Why TLC? It is good for business! To find out more, please view the TLC video and click on the TLC tab on the menu.

Massachusetts One Care Initiative for Non-elderly Dual Eligibles

Massachusetts One Care Initiative for Non-elderly Dual Eligibles

The Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute (*MMPI) is pleased to release a fact sheet and infographic on One Care Massachusetts' demonstration project for adults with disabilities between the ages of 21 and 64 who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. The demonstration launched on October 1, 2013, and is slated to run through December 31, 2016. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have jointly contracted with three health plans to provide all medical, behavioral health, dental, pharmacy, and long-term support services covered by Medicare and Medicaid. The fact sheet provides a comprehensive description of One Care including an overview of key features of the program. The infographic provides information on enrollment in One Care by health plan, rating category, and geography. MMPI plans to update the enrollment infographic on a regular basis as new information becomes available. These publications draw from the materials MassHealth has made available though its' One Care website pulling together information from a wide variety of material into a single fact sheet. In addition, One Care has some great stories for you! In a series of videos, you can hear members explain why One Care works for them. To view these videos, please click on the following link: One Care Videos *Please note that MMPI is a program of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundtaion. MMPI is an independent and nonpartisan source of information and analysis about the Massachusetts Medicaid program (often referred to as "MassHealth"). MMPI's mission is to promote the development of effective Medicaid policy solutions through research and policy analysis and a rigorous and thoughtful public discussion of the program's successes and the challenges ahead.

NILP Headquarters is based in Lawrence, MA – Contact us at (978) 687-4288 or by email at help@nilp.org

NILP Headquarters is based in Lawrence, MA – Contact us at (978) 687-4288 or by email at help@nilp.org

Come and Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ADA on Boston Common!

Make plans to come to Boston Common on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of one of the most comprehensive civil rights bills in the history of this country, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)! Join us as we mark this milestone event with speakers, activities, and fun! It is a better world today thanks to the ADA. For more information regarding this important event, please visit the Boston ADA 25th Anniversary website by clicking on the following link: 25th ADA Boston Celebration and for sponsorships and donations for this special event, please click on the following link where you can donate online as an individual or as an organization: Donate to 25th ADA Boston Celebration Make your plans now to join with us at this milestone celebration in Boston of the 25th Anniversary of the ADA!