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Ways Consumers Can Have a Voice in Health Care Reform, Alternatives Workshop, October 12, 2012

Presenters: Jo Bower, Dan Fisher, Deborah Delman

Workshop emphasizing the importance of c/s/xs working together and forming coalitions with other disability groups to have an effective voice in the important elements of healthcare reform such as the integration of physical and behavioral health, highlighting the innovations offered by peer-run organizations, respectful use of peers, and recovery-based outcome measures.

Ways Consumer Can have a Voice in Healthcare Reform (MP3, 96MB)

Memorandum of Understanding between The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) And The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Regarding A Federal-State Partnership to Test a Capitated Financial Alignment Model for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees

Demonstration to Integrate Care for Dual Eligible Beneficiaries

Key objectives of the initiative are to improve the beneficiary experience in accessing care, deliver person-centered care, promote independence in the community, improve quality, eliminate cost shifting between Medicare and Medicaid and achieve cost savings for the Commonwealth and Federal government through improvements in care and coordination. Click here to read the Memorandum of Understanding (PDF, 631KB, 109 pages).

Daniel B. Fisher's Presentation at the Mental Health Transformation Grant Consumer Leadership Forum. July 20th, Washington, DC (PowerPoint)

Recovery-Based Healthcare Policy Development, By Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD (PowerPoint, 1.2MB)

Consumer Guide to Health Care Reform from the Kaiser Family Foundation

For a Consumer Guide to Health Care Reform from the Kaiser Family Foundation please click here

Massachusetts Health Reform: A Five-Year Report

This report is an update of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation's 2007 progress report on the first year of health reform implementation. It examines how the major components of the law are working, and assesses remaining challenges, especially the burden of rising health care costs. Click to download Mass Health Care Reform 2011 (PDF, 353KB, 34 pages)

HHS starts new campaign to highlight the ways people are thankful for health care reform

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, during the month of November on Twitter and Facebook HHS will be highlighting these benefits and sharing some of the stories from people around the country who have been helped by the law. HHS also wants to hear from you, so we encourage you to tell us your story about how you've been helped by benefits in the law. Share on Twitter with the hashtag #ThanksHCR. You can find us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/#!/healthcaregov.
Click here for more information on this campaign
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