Wednesday, January 7, 2009

CBHI Reminders: I may try to listen in.

I wasn't able to join this call.  Anyone know how it went?
From the CBHI:

Provider Conference Call
Behavioral Health providers and interested parties are invited to join the next statewide conference call on the Massachusetts CANS tool on Friday, January 9, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Jack Simons, Assistant Director of the Children's Behavioral Health Initiative and other Commonwealth staff will:
  • discuss instructions for using the recently released CANS Application
  • provide information on "Consent" (who will see data)
  • answer your CANS related questions
CANS Conference Call Information
Date: January 9, 2009
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Phone: 866-565-6580
Passcode: 9593452 

Please call at least 5 minutes before the conference call begins. In addition to asking questions "live" during the call, questions can be forwarded in advance to

CANS Job Aids
CBHI Job Aids for end-users of the CANS Application are now available. The aids were developed to provide an on-the-job reference for entering MassHealth member information into the CANS Application. They contain easy to follow examples examples and illustrations to help support and keep end-users on track and confident. The CBHI Job Aids are available for downloading at the CBHI web site: (click on Information for Providers and the link for the CANS tool under the first heading).

Boston Area Family Forum
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services is continuing to hold its series of Family Forums across the state on the Children's Behavioral Health Initiative. The next forum is scheduled for Thursday, January 22, 2009, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Boston Public Library - Copley Branch, Mezzanine Conference Room, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. 

Representatives from EOHHS, MassHealth and other state agencies will provide information on upcoming services; solicit family feedback on how to measure the success of this new effort, and answer questions about CBHI and how it may affect your family. Please send your RSVP to or call (617) 573-1832. To request an accommodation, please call (617) 573-1832 or TTY: (800) 872-0166.

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