Medicaid Matters for West Virginia

Please join for us for Medicaid Matters for West Virginia West Virginians for Affordable Health Care’s third annual Medicaid Summit.

If you are a health care provider, social worker, or health care advocate, you will not want to miss this year’s summit.

 

DATE: SEPTEMBER 10, 2019

PLACE: HOLIDAY INN & SUITES 400 2ND AVENUE, SW SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV

TIME: REGISTRATION OPENS: 9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.

CONFERENCE: 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

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WV TOGETHER FOR MEDICAID

MEETING: 4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

 

 

Restorative Justice Presentation & Discussion

Dear supporters of criminal justice reform,

 

Expungement law now in effect…read all about it!

 

On June 7th Senate Bill 152 the expungement bill became law of the land in West Virginia!  This is exciting for so many people who have waited years to no longer be discriminated against because of their conviction history.  And it’s exciting for West Virginia because we are stronger when our friends and neighbors are afforded every opportunity to employment, housing, and hope.

 

Please see the attached one pager from Legal Aid of WV for important information about the new law.  Take caution before you file your petition because the law states you can only petition once, so please be absolutely sure before you petition that you are eligible and you have all your paperwork in order.  For more details about what qualifies, how to petition etc., the Legal Aid of WV website is an excellent resource.  Spread the word!

 

Also if you are a lawyer or know any lawyers who might want to volunteer to assist people with their expungement petition, please respond to this email.  We hope to see as many people as possible who are eligible to petition to successfully navigate the process and get their record cleared!

Ability to Treat Opioid Use Disorder in West Virginia

We are asking physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners AND OTHER SUD HEALTH TEAM MEMBERS to complete an online survey, Ability to Treat Opioid Use Disorder in West Virginia, designed to assess providers’ availability and willingness to prescribe medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). The resulting data will be used to help improve public policy to better address the opioid epidemic in West Virginia. This research project is a joint effort of the WV Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR), Marshall Health, WV School of Osteopathic Medicine, and West Virginia University (WVU) under the direction of Garrett Moran, PhD, at WVU and Lyn O’Connell, PhD, at Marshall Health.

 

This survey link will be e-mailed directly from the WV DHHR to WV Medicare and Medicaid service providers. The survey may be accessed directly through the following link: https://bit.ly/2VokOBZ

 

Additionally, the survey is also available on the WV Rural Health Association’s blog page at https://bit.ly/2LJEwIZ. Voluntarily completing this survey should take no more than 7 to 10 minutes of your time and requires no examination of records. Your answers will remain completely confidential. Before completing the survey, or at any time, you may ask questions of the individuals administering it by contacting Brianna Sheppard, PhD, at 304-293-1444 or absheppard@hsc.wvu.edu. WVU IRB acknowledgment of this protocol is on file.