This is a notice from the Michigan Department of Community Health about a public forum on the integration of care for people eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare. The state is implementing a plan approved by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. As far as I know, the details of the plan have not changed much from the plan described here. The plan would cover mental health services as well as medical care. It has an opt-out provision for beneficiaries who do not wish to participate. The plan is being implemented in a limited number of regions in the state that does not include the four counties in southeast Michigan - Washtenaw, Lenawee, Livingston, and Munroe Counties.
The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) will be hosting a public forum on the state’s plan to integrate care for individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid on January 28, 2014 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites, located at 100 W. Michigan Avenue in Kalamazoo. The forum will be held in the Arcadia Ballroom located on the main level from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon EST.
MDCH is providing a conference line for interested stakeholders to participate by phone. The conference line information is also posted on the Integrated Care website.
Call-in number: 888-363-4734
Access number: 4162210
There are 250 lines available on a first come first served basis. We encourage organizations to listen in groups in order to maximize lines available for others. If you get a message stating “Please try your call again later”, all lines are full.
Prior to the forum, the presentation will be available on the Integrated Care website which can be found at the following web address: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,4612,7-132-2939__2939__2939-259203--,00.html
A local map to the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites can be found here: http://www.radisson.com/kalamazoo-hotel-mi-49007/mikalama/area/map
The address for personal GPS and online mapping systems is:
100 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Parking is available in the hotel’s attached parking garage. Green parking passes will be available at the forum registration table to cover the cost of parking for participants. When leaving the parking garage, enter your parking ticket into the machine followed by the green parking pass to avoid a parking fee.
Complimentary valet parking is available to those utilizing wheelchairs or with accessibility/mobility issues.
For interpreting services, or other accommodations at the forum, contact the Integrated Care Division at 517-241-4293.