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Forum on Important Changes to MassHealth and DMH Adult Community Services – Boston

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Effective March 1, 2018, MassHealth offers new health plans for certain members to choose from. This includes MassHealth members who are under age 65, without other insurance, and living in the community who have Standard, CommonHealth, CarePlus, or Family Assistance coverage types.

The Department of Mental Health (DMH) is also planning to restructure and strengthen their community service system for adults, currently known as Community Based Flexible Supports (CBFS). DMH will transition to a new service system, Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS), effective July 1, 2018.

NAMI Massachusetts wants our members to understand these upcoming changes, and have the opportunity to comment on the specific details of them.

We will also be hosting informational forums around the state. We have arranged for representatives from DMH, MassHealth, and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) to provide an overview presentation of the MassHealth changes and the transition from CBFS to ACCS. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the presentation.

NAMI Boston/NAMI Newton-Wellesley Chapter
Tuesday, April 5th – 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The Schrafft’s Center/NAMI Office, Suite 1M17
529 Main Street, Boston

Contact: Larry DeAngelo at 617-580-8541 or lfdeangelo@namimass.org

We previously hosted webinars on this subject. The webinars are most helpful for people who currently have CBFS services and their families, as well as community advocates and other interested parties. The purpose of the webinar is to provide our members with preparation material to better understand these changes. You can download the slides below.Webinar first slide (cover)



Reach out to the NAMI Mass COMPASS if you:
  • Want to know more about these changes and how they will impact you or a person you support
  • Have an issue with ACCS or MassHealth that you would like support to resolve
  • Have feedback (both positive and negative) about the transition to ACCS or the changes to MassHealth
Contact COMPASS at 1-800-370-9085 or compass@namimass.org
Additional Resources
From the Department of Mental Health (DMH)
1) Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS) to replace CBFS – Reconfigured Service Model Highlights: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/adult-community-clinical-services-accs-to-replace-cbfs
2) Community Based Flexible Support Model Comparisons (pdf)
From MassHealth:
1) MassHealth Health Plan Choices Starting March 1, 2018:https://www.mass.gov/masshealth-health-plan-choices-starting-march-1-2018
2) MassHealth Choices website: https://www.masshealthchoices.com
If you need to speak with someone please contact Larry DeAngelo at lfdeangelo@namimass.org


April 5
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm