MassHealth is in the process of procuring a single fiscal intermediary (FI) for Massachusetts. As part of this process, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) is forming a Fiscal Intermediary Procurement Advisory Council (FIPAC). EOHHS is looking for people from the Personal Care Attendant (PCA) and Moving Forward Plan (MFP) Waiver communities to join this council. The FIPAC will aid in reviewing certain sections of the Request for Response (RFR) for the Fiscal Intermediary (FI) Functions. They will provide feedback on these sections that EOHHS will consider when making their selection of a bidder for FI functions starting January 1, 2022. The Notice of Opportunity for a Fiscal Intermediary Procurement Advisory Council can be found on COMMBUYS. Please click here to view the notice. You may also go to www.commbuys.com and search for bid number BD-21-1039-ehs01-ehs01-55777. The application deadline in November 2, 2020.
Stavros FI continues to make sure that we provide the necessary information and resources to increase or maintain the safety of all our consumers and employees.
We recommend you make emergency plans to keep yourself healthy.
PCAs can request personal protective equipment, such as masks and gloves, through the PCA union (1199SEIU) by visiting the following links:
Note: This resource is available to all PCAs participating in the MassHealth PCA program. Consumers cannot obtain PPE through the above links. For additional information about PPE for consumers and non-PCAs, please visit www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus or https://bit.ly/2D4sm9N.
A .pdf has been created by MassHealth with this information. It can be downloaded by clicking the link below.
The PCA wage increased effective July 1, 2020, as provided in the collective bargaining agreement. The temporary emergency increase to the PCA wage due to the COVID-19 emergency is effective through the end of July, but will no longer be effective starting August 1, 2020. Please see below for the PCA wage effective on the following dates of service:
MassHealth has created a letter explaining the rate changes for July 1, 2020 and August 1, 2020. The letter is in both English and Spanish.