Training Peer Network Meeting Dates

posted in: Training

The Training Peer Network meets the 2nd Tuesday of every other month at 10:00am. A reminder will be sent in advance of the meeting with a registration link. This peer network has a mailing list that is used for distribution of general information from MACS and a listserv as a way to connect with other members of the network to communicate when issues arise, ask a question, share information and tap into the knowledge and resources of colleagues. Please contact Renae … Read More

Community Living Peer Network Meeting Dates

posted in: Community Living

The Community Living Peer Network meets the 1st Wednesday of every other month at 10:00am. A reminder will be sent in advance of the meeting with a registration link. This peer network has a mailing list that is used for distribution of general information from MACS and a listserv as a way to connect with other members of the network to communicate when issues arise, ask a question, share information and tap into the knowledge and resources of colleagues. Please contact … Read More

Employment Peer Network Meeting Dates

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The Employment Peer Network meets the 4th Thursday of every other month at 10:00am with a break in the month of November. A reminder will be sent in advance of the meeting with a registration link. This peer network has a mailing list that is used for distribution of general information from MACS and a listserv as a way to connect with other members of the network to communicate when issues arise, ask a question, share information and tap into the … Read More

Quality Assurance (QA) Peer Network Meeting Dates

posted in: Quality Assurance

The Quality Assurance (QA) Peer Network meets the 2nd Wednesday of every other month at 1:30pm. A reminder will be sent in advance of the meeting with a registration link. This peer network has a mailing list that is used for distribution of general information from MACS and a listserv as a way to connect with other members of the network to communicate when issues arise, ask a question, share information and tap into the knowledge and resources of colleagues. Please … Read More

Human Resources (HR) Peer Network Meeting Dates

posted in: Human Resources

The Human Resources (HR) Peer Network meets the 2nd Wednesday of every other month at 10:00am. A reminder will be sent in advance of the meeting with a registration link. This peer network has a mailing list that is used for distribution of general information from MACS and a listserv as a way to connect with other members of the network to communicate when issues arise, ask a question, share information and tap into the knowledge and resources of colleagues. Please … Read More

Nursing Peer Network Meeting Dates

posted in: Nursing

The Nursing Peer Network meets the 1st Friday of every other month at 10:00am. A reminder will be sent in advance of the meeting with a registration link. This peer network has a mailing list that is used for distribution of general information from MACS and a listserv as a way to connect with other members of the network to communicate when issues arise, ask a question, share information and tap into the knowledge and resources of colleagues. Please contact Renae … Read More

2022 Legislative Breakfast

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What a fantastic morning with over 200 advocates from the MACS membership, colleagues, and an outstanding set of powerful speakers from the Maryland General Assembly, the Department of Disabilities, the Developmental Disabilities Administration, and Maryland Matters. Despite being virtual – again! – the 2022 MACS Legislative Breakfast was inspiring and informative. Thank you to everyone who joined us!

State and Federal Updates

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HHS Announces:  Insurance Companies and Group Health Plans to Cover the Cost of At-Home COVID-19 Tests.  Effective January 15, 2022, over-the-counter COVID-19 diagnostic tests (authorized, cleared, or approved by the FDA) will be covered. Insurance companies and health plans are required to cover 8 free over-the-counter at-home tests per covered individual per month. A family of four, all on the same plan, would be able to get up to 32 of these tests covered by their health plan per month. There is no … Read More

CMS Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule – UPDATE

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On December 15, 2021, in the continuing roller coaster of events surrounding the federal vaccine mandates, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued an Order removing the nationwide injunction against the CMS health care facility staff vaccine mandate but allowed the injunction to remain in place for the 14 challenging states (Louisiana, Montana, Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio). Thus, qualifying health care facilities subject to the mandate in … Read More

Covid Testing For Employees Update

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Effective Date The ETS is in effect as of publication in the Federal Register (11/5/21) and employers have 30 days— January 4, 2022– to comply with all requirements other than who have not completed their primary vaccination dose. Within 60 days, employers must be in compliance with testing requirements for employees who have not received all doses required for a primary vaccination. To be clear, all requirements except the testing for employees who are not fully vaccinated or who are … Read More

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