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Mississippi Access to Care (MAC) 2.0

Mississippi Access to Care (MAC) 2.0 logoMississippi Access to Care 2.0 is a continuation of Mississippi’s earlier efforts in long term care reform. Its purpose and that of the stakeholder groups is to bring together any and all projects that support home and community based services and community living for seniors and individuals with disabilities. As such, MAC 2.0 and this webpage will contain information and links for many different projects with the same ultimate goal.

At its launching in 2013, information on MAC 2.0 (the federal Balancing Incentive Program), Bridge to Independence (the federal Money Follows the Person demonstration) and the Sustainable Housing Planning Grant will be included on the page.

Stakeholder Meeting Minutes and Information

Work Groups

Housing Learning Collaborative
The goal of this group is to identify housing options currently available. Sufficient and affordable housing is a great obstacle to overcome in the state of Mississippi. The Housing Learning Collaborative will compile a list of housing that is available as well as identify housing needs in Mississippi.

Team Leader: Trisha Hinson
Team Recorder: Michelle Ford
Meeting Dates: Jan. 10, 2013, Feb. 19, 2013
Housing Learning Collaborative meeting minutes

Transportation Learning Collaborative
The goal of this group is to continue to work on breaking down barriers to affordable transportation for community integration. Transportation is currently limited to beneficiaries who live in rural counties and to those with special needs and disabilities.

Team Leader: Jan Larson
Team: Recorder: Jan Larson/Michelle Ford
Meeting Dates: Feb. 12, 2013

Conflict-Free Case Management Learning Collaborative
The goal of this group is to research and review current practices as to the development and approval of the plan of care and how services are provided. This group will also make recommendations in the development of needed firewalls and possible changes in current practices to prevent conflicts of interest.

Team Leader: Nova York
Team Recorder: Misty Jenkins
Meeting Dates: Feb. 19, 2013, April 4, 2013
Conflict-Free Case Management Learning Collaborative meeting minutes

Community Medical Supports Team Learning Collaborative
The goal of this group is to prepare primary care providers to have an understanding of serving individuals who meet the institutional level of care in the community and ability to access community supports, resources, and services to ensure the beneficiary will be able to stay in the community.

Team Leader: Dr. Craig Escude
Team Recorder: Kate Holland
Meeting Dates: Jan. 9, 2013, Feb. 6, 2013, May 1, 2013
Community Medical Supports Team Learning Collaborative meeting minutes

Assessment Instrument Design Team Learning Collaborative
The goal of this group is to look at existing instruments and crosswalks to determine what should be added to the core standardized assessment (CSA). What would be good for care planning?

Team Leader: Ashley Lacoste
Team Recorder: Ashley Lacoste
Meeting Dates: Feb. 21, 2013, April 18, 2013, May 17, 2013
Assessment Instrument Design Team Learning Collaborative meeting minutes

Available Services Learning Collaborative
The goal of this group is to look at current services available within Community Long-term Services and Supports (LTSS) and identity which programs are working well and which ones may need improvement or changes. This group may also identify new services needed to meet the needs of individuals requiring LTSS.

Team Leader: Lisa Buruck
Team Recorder: Aurora Baugh
Meeting Dates: Jan. 10, 2013, Feb. 21, 2013
Available Services Learning Collaborative meeting minutes

Quality Assurance Data Collaborative
The goal of this group is to research and identify core quality measures needed for data collection to assure quality and positive outcomes.

Team Leader: Juliette Reese
Team Recorder: Juliette Reese
Meeting Dates: May 3, 2013, Aug. 26, 2013
Quality Assurance Data Collaborative meeting minutes

MAC Resources

MAC Contacts

For more information contact:

Email: MAC@medicaid.ms.gov
Phone: 601-359-5241