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State of Vermont – Request for Proposals Review of HIT

The State of Vermont released a request for proposals from qualified vendors to assist the State of Vermont in conducting a comprehensive review of the State’s Health-IT Fund, Health Information Technology planning, and Vermont Information Technology Leaders (Vermont’s HIE vendor, who is written into statute). The State requires the vendor to develop a report on [...]

By | 2017-03-22T19:43:18+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NESCSO and Myers and Stauffer LC survey finds $10.59 is median cost of dispensing medications to Medicaid beneficiaries in New England

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2017 Contact: Jennifer Rosinski 508-421-5869 Jennifer.rosinski@umassmed.edu NESCSO and Myers and Stauffer LC survey finds $10.59 is median cost of dispensing medications to Medicaid beneficiaries in New England  SHREWSBURY, Mass. – A recent survey of New England pharmacies found the median cost to dispense one prescription to a Medicaid beneficiary is [...]

By | 2017-03-21T01:00:13+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Announcements|0 Comments

NESCSO Consultant Opportunities – Information Technology Specialist

About NESCSO: The New England States Consortium Systems Organization (NESCSO) is a non-profit corporation organized by the New England state health and human service (HHS) agencies and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. NESCSO’s Board is composed of the member states’ HHS secretaries or their designees. NESCSO’s mission is to foster communication and collaboration among [...]

By | 2017-03-02T16:21:21+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Consultant Resources|0 Comments

Hospitals in the Post-ACA Era: Impacts and Responses Issue Brief, February 2017

In the last few years, hospitals have had to respond to changes in the health care environment. Some of the challenges they’ve faced involve adjustments in Medicare policy, lower rates of uncompensated care, greater experimentation with provider payment reforms by public and private payers, and innovations enabling the delivery of care in ambulatory settings. To [...]

By | 2017-02-23T18:14:56+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Announcements|0 Comments

NESCSO Training on Medicaid Long-term Services and Supports, June 14 & 15, 2017 – Worcester, MA

As part of its commitment to supporting New England Health and Human Service agencies, NESCSO is sponsoring this two-day training opportunity in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The training will be provided by experts in the field from CMS and three of our region's public universities: the University of Massachusetts [...]

By | 2017-01-31T18:32:58+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Past Meeting, Uncategorized|0 Comments

CMS MMIS Newsletter, December 2016

In this Issue This month’s newsletter is divided into three main areas: The State’s Corner, Cohort Recap, and MITA Governance Board. Know others who may be interested? The MMIS Newsletter distribution list continues to grow, and we would love to add even more. To be added to the distribution list, click here. If you have [...]

By | 2016-12-20T13:41:50+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health – Report Released

The historic Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health will be officially released on Thursday November 17th during an event in Los Angeles.  This is the first-ever full SG report on substance misuse. SAMHSA colleagues led the creation/content of the report, and the SG’s office has authorized us to provide [...]

By | 2016-11-17T15:20:57+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New England States Consortium Systems Organization Releases Request for Information – Automated Review of Bank and Financial Information

On behalf of NESCSO and its member states, the University of Massachusetts is soliciting responses from entities that offer software tools to facilitate the review of bank and other financial documents for the purpose of helping states assess a person's eligibility for Medicaid-Funded Long-Term Services and Supports.  Through this RFI, the University is seeking information [...]

By | 2016-11-14T16:09:19+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

MESC 2016 Travel and Reimbursement Request Forms

Please see the following information regarding availability of travel reimbursement f0r State staff attending the MESC 2016. TYPES OF REIMBURSEMENT Poster Session Participant – Each state selected to participate in the Poster Session is eligible for reimbursement of the costs directly related to the MESC for one (1) state employee. Complete a MESC 2016 Reimbursement [...]

By | 2016-09-19T16:51:59+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Past Meeting, Sponsored Meetings|0 Comments