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Blog Archive for April 2015

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From: MassHealth.Innovations (EHS) <MassHealth.Innovations@massmail.state.ma.us>
Date: Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 4:27 PM
Subject: Notice of MassHealth Public Stakeholder Listening Sessions
Please urge your Massachusetts State Representatives to sign onto House Budget Amendment #638. Reduce Arbitrary SNAP Denials!
 
SNAP Coalition Meetings on Tuesday, April 28th: At St Francis House Boston and Food Bank of WMass
 
Thank you for your hard work to STOP the DROP and address the SNAP crisis in Massachusetts. This eblast includes a lot of updates. Please let Vicky Negus know if you have questions. 
 
SNAP "Stop the Drop" Action Steps
 

The following is an EOHHS press release dated April 17 on personnel changes at MassHealth. Special congratulations to Robin Callahan for a well-deserved promotion!

MassHealth Restructured To Improve Care, Rein In Costs

BOSTON The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) today announced changes to the MassHealth organization that will restructure the program and support the move toward a more patient-centered and accountable system of health care.

A March 2015 revision to the paper application for MassHealth & Connector coverage is out.  Attached is our review of the changes: many improvements, some old problems remain, some new problems created. 
 
On April 15, 2015, the House Committee on Ways and Means released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2015 (FY 15). The bill number is House 3400. MLRI offers this preliminary analysis of selected budget topics impacting low-income residents of the Commonwealth. Here's the link to MLRI's preliminary analysis of selected Cash and Nutrition Assistance, Child Care, Child Welfare, Health Care, Homelessness Services and Housing Items.
Attached are flyers in English and Spanish about the Renewal Events in Boston on April 15th and Chelsea on April 24th.  Your assistance in referring appropriate MassHealth recipients to these events is appreciated.