You may have heard that Fallon Total Care is no longer participating in One Care. See if this affects you.
Two editorials about One Care appeared in the Boston Globe, including one by YES Health co-leader Dennis Heaphy:
- "One Care deserves time to work," by Lois Simon, president of Commonwealth Care Alliance, August 10, 2015
- "Don’t lose sight of program’s value to patients," by Dennis Heaphy, August 7, 2015
Join YES Health and earn $10 for completing a YES Health survey! Become part of YES Health, a new community working to radically improve how healthcare is delivered to people with disabilities.
In celebration of the start of YES Health, if you are one of the first 250 people to call us, and you’re eligible to enroll, we will give you $10 for completing a 5-10 minute survey about One Care. This is one of many opportunities you will have to be part of Yes Health and tell us about your One Care experiences. We want all your stories—good, bad, anything that you think will help make the healthcare system better!
Give us a call at 617-307-7374, and if you qualify, we will reimburse you for your time and the stories you provide as our way of welcoming you into YES Health.
Healthcare justice for you!
Thursday, January 14, 2016, 1pm - 3pm at Boston's NonProfit Center, 89 South St, Boston, Massachusetts 02111
The state has proposed massive health reform for people on MassHealth, wanting to set up Accountable Care Organizations and Health Homes. They intend to submit a proposal to the federal government by the end of January.
Your health care could improve bigtime—or you could be left out in the cold! Come to a DAAHR (Disability Advocates Advancing our Healthcare Rights) Forum on Thursday, January 14 at 1pm at 89 South Street, Boston and let Dan Tsai, the MassHealth director, know what healthcare services are important to you.
Will your PCA and homecare services be protected?
Will you have access to your medical specialists?
Will you have control over your mental health services?
Will the plan support people getting out of nursing homes?
Will there be care that is accessible for people with disabilities?
Speak up for healthcare justice for yourself!
For more information or accommodations, contact Bill Henning or Allegra Stout at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 617-338-6665.
Interested in finding out more about One Care? Want to learn how healthcare policies are made, or want to influence those policies?
Attend the monthly One Care Implementation Council meetings. The Council has a lot of consumer representation and gives a good picture of how the work of YES Health can directly influence policymakers. The following link provides more information about the Council and upcoming meetings: www.mass.gov/eohhs/provider/guidelines-resources/services-planning/national-health-care-reform-plan/federal-health-care-reform-initiatives/integrating-medicare-and-medicaid/implementation-council.html
Also feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Hope to see you at a meeting!