June 10, 2011 MassHealth Medicaid Bed Hold Hearing & June 15, 2011 Written Testimony Deadline

MassHealth (Medicaid) is holding a public hearing on Friday, June 10, 2011 at 10:00AM to discuss the  termination of the 10-Day Bed Hold which will become effective July 8, 2011.
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Hearing Location:

China Trade Building; Daly Conference Room, 5th Floor; Two Boylston Street; Boston, MA

1) Get signatures in support of reinstating the Bed Hold (for signature form click 2011 Bed Hold Signature Sheet). Ask residents, friends, family, colleagues – anyone you know! Mail forms to MANHR by June 14th: MANHR, POB 560224, Medford, MA 02156.

2) Provide written or oral testimony. This is easier than it sounds — a short one or two paragraph response is fine, and please limit to one page.

a) Tell your story to put a face on Medicaid nursing home residents who will be hurt by not having the Bed Hold provision. With these stories, advocates can better demonstrate what Medicaid Bed Holds really mean to the well-being of nursing home residents.

b) Or simply voice your concerns/recommendations!

c) If you are giving oral testimony at the June 10th hearing, call 617-573-1770 by 5:00PM on Thursday, June 9th to notify Medicaid and get an early speaker’s slot at the hearing.

d) Letter or email comments will be accepted up until 5:00PM on June 15, 2011.

Mail To:

Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Office of Medicaid; One Ashburton Place, Room 1109; Boston, MA 02108

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