February 2021
COVID-19 Updates and Information
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Click on the links below to get more information about these essential COVID-related resources
Not sure when you're eligible for a vaccine?
Simply click the following link and answer a few questions to find out what phase you’re in and when you can get the vaccine.

COVID-19 Reminders
It will take time to get everyone vaccinated. Before you are vaccinated, between doses, and even after you are fully vaccinated, we must continue stop the spread of COVID-19. Wear a mask, wash your hands, avoid large groups, etc.

PCAs are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine!

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Can't find a PCA due to COVID? Connect with a local Home Health Agency
Fiscal Intermediary (FI) Information: E-Timesheet Help
AFC Corner
Did you know we also have an Adult Family Care (AFC) Program that consumers, families, and live in caregivers could benefit from?

If you have less than 14 daytime hours per week allotted to your Prior Authorization, our AFC program might be a better fit for you!

Adult Family Care provides monthly case management and nursing support to individuals with disabilities who require assistance and supervision with their activities of daily living.
To be eligible, you or your consumer must be 16 years of age or older and must be living with a caregiver who is not your/their legal guardian or spouse. If you are looking for ongoing case management and nursing support, and you have less than 14 daytime hours on your PA, you should look into our Adult Family Care program

For more information or to make a referral, please contact the Adult Family Care Director, Ashley Cook at 978-624-2313 or Acook@ne-arc.org.
SKILLS TRAINING CORNER: Overtime Authorizations
Do you have a single PCA working over 50 hours each week? Do you have a PCA that works over 50 hours per week between multiple consumers in the PCA program, even if they are a PCA for a consumer in a different agency? If either of these scenarios apply to any of your PCA’s, an overtime request form must be completed, submitted, and approved by MassHealth.

The Overtime Authorization Request form can be found HERE

Please contact your skills trainer for further assistance filling out the form.
Meet some of the amazing staff who help support our PCM consumers
Chris Ponder
East Team Senior Skills Trainer
Meet Chris Ponder he is the East Team Senior Skills Trainer. Chris has been with the PCM Program since February of 2018.

Chris was recently nominated for the Northeast Arc recognition program for “Changing Lives Making a Difference”. As a member of the management team he is a strong advocate for his staff and for the families we serve. Happy 3 Year PCM Anniversary Chris!
Did you know that we now have a dedicated receptionist?
Call 978-762-0301 during business hours to be connected to your Skills Trainer.

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