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Opportunity to Participate on the Implementation Council for One Care
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) is seeking individuals to serve on the Implementation Council for the State Demonstration to Integrate Care for Dual Eligible individuals (adults ages 21 through 64 at time of enrollment who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid), known in Massachusetts as One Care.
The Implementation Council plays a key role in monitoring access to healthcare and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), tracking quality of services, providing support and input to EOHHS, and promoting accountability and transparency. The roles and responsibilities of Implementation Council members include advising EOHHS; soliciting input from stakeholders; examining One Care plan quality; reviewing issues raised through the grievances and appeals process and One Care Ombudsman reports; examining access to services (medical, behavioral health, and long-term services and supports); and participating in the development of public education and outreach campaigns. The Implementation Council develops an annual work plan and meeting agendas. EOHHS anticipates that the Implementation Council will meet monthly or bimonthly through December 31, 2019; however, EOHHS in its sole discretion may terminate the terms of the members of the Implementation Council sooner if the Demonstration ends. The purpose of One Care is to improve quality of care and reduce health disparities, improve health and functional outcomes, and contain health care costs for Dual Eligibles. EOHHS has sole discretion to extend the contracts for Implementation Council members for up to an additional 2 years for any increment of time.
Applications are due by December 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM. Continue reading...
Save the Date!
First Knowledge in Motion Lecture of 2017!
“Living Healthy with
Spinal Cord Injury”
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA 02129
Questions? Please contact Arlone C. at email@example.com or (617) 952-6174.
Link for webcast registration:
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Please contact Judi Z. at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Knowledge in Motion
On February 26th, the Spaulding-Harvard Spinal Cord Injury Model System and the New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center Model System hosted a lecture and webcast named:
with Marcalee Alexander, MD, Professor of PM&R at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Frazier Rehab and Neuroscience Center SCIMS. She highlighted how spinal cord injury and other factors affect sexual function. She also highlighted how videoconferencing with a telehealth sexuality clinic may be able to give people with SCI access to treatment and education for their sexual concerns. We hosted about 30 attendees in person with dinner in Spaulding's Cafeteria with 220 "webcastees" attending our lecture virtually from United States, Canada, India, the United Kingdom, and Morocco!
Measurement of Bone: Diagnosis of SCI-Induced Osteoporosis and Fracture Risk Prediction.
Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil. 2015;21(4):267-74
Authors: Troy KL, Morse LR
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is associated with a rapid loss of bone mass, resulting in severe osteoporosis and a 5- to 23-fold increase in fracture risk. Despite the seriousness of fractures in SCI, there are multiple barriers to osteoporosis diagnosis and wide variations in treatment practices for SCI-induced osteoporosis.
METHODS: We review the biological and structural changes that are known to occur in bone after SCI in the context of promoting future research to pre [...]
Our Spinal Cord Injury Model System is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). NIDILRR is a component of the US Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Community Living.
The National Spinal Cord Injury Database has been in existence since 1973 and captures data from an estimated 13% of new SCI cases in the U.S. As part of the SCI Model System, SH-SCI contributes to this database. The NSCISC has recently released 2016 "Facts and Figures" from the National Database.
Connect with the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center
The Model System Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) has many resources available about the Spinal Cord Injury Model System, including helpful flyers and handouts about injury - and also the contact information for Model System sites nationwide.