MassHealth General Updates on Fiscal Intermediary Procurement and Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

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.

MassHealth is also beginning the gradual implementation of EVV starting January 1, 2022. For more information on EVV and the FI procurement process please visit www.mass.gov or stavros.org.

COVID-19 Updates

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.

View Our COVID-19 Update Page

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: PLEASE READ

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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.

PPE and PCA Wage Update

PCA Wage Rate Changes

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:

Wages July and August

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.

PCA Wage Rate Change Letter

"Our goal is to provide the best customer service without any delays in processing your PCA's checks"

Stavros FI Contact and General Info

For general questions and comments please call (800) 442-1185 or email fiscalfeedback@stavros.org

Visit Our Main Site at www.stavros.org

Open 9 to 5
Monday - Friday

(excluding major holidays)

PCA Union Information:
www.1119seiu.org

Stavros FI works with Adlib, Northeast Independent Living Program (NILP), Center for Living and Working (CLW), Stavros CIL, and Independence Associates (IA)

Other Stavros Offices

Amherst Office

210 Old Farm Rd
Amherst, MA 01002

T (413) 256-0473 F (413) 256-0190

Springfield Office

227 Berkshire Ave
Springfield, MA 01109

T (413) 781-5555 F (413) 733-5473

Greenfield Office

55 Federal St, Suite 210
Greenfield, MA 01301

T (413) 774-3001 F (413) 772-2556