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Budget Summary FY2009

40000300 - Executive Office of Health and Human Services and Medicaid Administration
Data Current as of:  6/22/2009





Account Description FY2009
GAA
FY2009  
Total  
Spending
  
4000-0300 Executive Office of Health and Human Services and Medicaid Administration
For the operation of the executive office, including the operation of the managed care oversight board; provided, that the executive office shall provide technical and administrative assistance to agencies under the purview of the secretariat receiving federal funds; provided further, that the executive office and its agencies, when contracting for services on the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, shall take into consideration the increased costs associated with the provision of goods, services, and housing on said islands; provided further, that the executive office shall monitor the expenditures and completion timetables for systems development projects and enhancements undertaken by all agencies under the purview of the secretariat, and shall ensure that all measures are taken to make such systems compatible with one another for enhanced interagency interaction; provided further, that the executive office shall continue to develop and implement the common client identifier; provided further, that the executive office shall ensure that any collaborative assessments for children receiving services from multiple agencies within the secretariat shall be performed within existing resources; provided further, that funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for the administrative, contracted services and non- personnel systems costs related to the implementation and operation of programs authorized by sections 9A to 9C, inclusive, and sections 16B and 16C of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that the costs shall include, but not be limited to, pre-admission screening, utilization review, medical consultants, disability determination reviews, health benefit managers, interagency service agreements, the management and operation of the central automated vendor payment system, including the recipient eligibility verification system, vendor contracts to upgrade and enhance the central automated vendor payment system, the Medicaid management information system and the recipient eligibility verification system MA21, costs related to the information technology chargebacks, contractors responsible for system maintenance and development, personal computers and other information technology equipment; provided further that not less than $500,000 will be made available for supplemental payments to one or more of the three largest Medicaid participating licensed non-profit chronic and rehabilitation hospitals with less than 500 beds, with Medicaid participation measured and ranked by the number of Medicaid days in the most recently completed fiscal year, but excluding for purposes of this clause any of such hospitals that are authorized to receive supplemental payments pursuant to line items 4000-0500 and 4000-0600; provided further, that 50 per cent of the cost of provider point of service eligibility verification devices purchased shall be assumed by the providers utilizing the devices; provided further, that the executive office shall assume the full cost of provider point of service eligibility verification devices utilized by any and all participating dental care providers; provided further, that in consultation with the division of health care finance and policy, no rate increase shall be provided to existing Medicaid provider rates without taking all measures possible under Title XIX of the Social Security Act to ensure that rates of payment to providers do not exceed such rates as are necessary to meet only those costs which must be incurred by efficiently and economically operated providers in order to provide services of adequate quality; provided further, that not more than $250,000 shall be expended to establish the Office of Health Equity within the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that subject to appropriation the executive office of health and human services may employ such additional staff or consultants or as it may deem necessary; provided further, the office may prepare an annual health disparities report card with regional disparities data, evaluate effectiveness of interventions, and replicate successful programs across the state; provided further, the office shall work with a disparities reduction program with a focus on supporting efforts by community-based health agencies and community health workers to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities, including efforts addressing social factors integral to such disparities; provided further, that expenditures for the purposes of each item appropriated for the purpose of programs authorized by chapter 118E of the General Laws shall be accounted for according to such purpose on the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system not more than 10 days after the expenditures have been made by the Medicaid management information system; provided further, that no expenditures shall be made for the purpose of programs that are not federally reimbursable, including those related to Titles XIX or XXI of the Social Security Act or the MassHealth demonstration waiver approved under section 115(a) of the act or the Community First section 1115 demonstration waiver, whether made by the executive office or another commonwealth entity, except as specifically authorized herein, or unless made for cost containment efforts the purposes and amounts of which have been submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days prior to making such expenditures; provided further, that the executive office shall not reduce the outpatient rates for any specialty hospital which limits its admissions to patients under active diagnosis and treatment of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat, below that which was granted during hospital fiscal year 2005; provided further, that the executive office may continue to recover provider overpayments made in the current and prior fiscal years through the Medicaid management information system, and that the recoveries shall be considered current fiscal year expenditure refunds; provided further, that the executive office may collect directly from a liable third party any amounts paid to contracted providers under chapter 118E of the General Laws for which the executive office later discovers another third party is liable if no other course of recoupment is possible; provided further, that no funds shall be expended for the purpose of funding interpretive services directly or indirectly related to a settlement or resolution agreement, with the office of civil rights or any other office, group or entity; provided further, that interpretive services currently provided shall not give rise to enforceable legal rights for any party or to an enforceable entitlement to interpretive services; provided further, that the federal financial participation received from claims filed for the costs of outreach and eligibility activities performed by certain community organization under the covering kids initiative, and in accordance with the federal revenue criteria in 45 CFR 74.23 or any other federal regulation which provides a basis for federal financial participation, shall be credited to this item and may be expended, without further appropriation, on administrative services including those covered under an agreement with the organizations participating in the initiative; provided further, that notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 118G of the General Laws or any general or special law to the contrary, for fiscal year 2009 the definition of a 'pediatric specialty unit' shall mean an acute care hospital with a burn center verified by the American Burn Center and the American College of Surgeons and a level 1 trauma center for pediatrics verified by the American College of Surgeons or a pediatric unit of an acute care hospital in which the ratio of licensed pediatric beds to total licensed hospital beds as of July 1, 1994, exceeded 0.20; provided further, that in calculating that ratio, licensed pediatric beds shall include the total of all pediatric service beds, and the total of all licensed hospital beds shall include the total of all licensed acute care hospital beds, consistent with Medicare's acute care hospital reimbursement methodology as put forth in the Provider Reimbursement Manual Part 1, Section 2405.3G; provided further, that in calculating rates of payment for children enrolled in MassHealth receiving inpatient services at acute care pediatric hospitals and pediatric subspecialty units as defined in section 1 of chapter 118G of the General Laws, the executive office shall make a supplemental payment, if necessary, sufficient to assure that inpatient SPAD and outlier payments for discharges with a case mix acuity greater than 3.5 shall be at least equal to 85 per cent of the expenses incurred in providing services to those children; provided further, that the executive office shall not reduce the payment rates by no less than 75 per cent for any specialty hospital which limits its services to patients under active diagnosis and treatment of cancer below that which was granted in the previous year; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the executive office shall require the commissioner of mental health to approve any prior authorization or other restriction on medication used to treat mental illness in accordance with written policies, procedures and regulations of the department of mental health; provided further, that the secretary shall ensure that supplemental Medicaid rates required pursuant to section 128 of chapter 58 of the acts of 2006 are implemented in fiscal year 2009; provided further, that the secretary shall ensure that all Medicaid benefit restorations, program expansions, and rate increases required pursuant to chapter 58 of the acts of 2006 are implemented in fiscal year 2009; provided further, that the executive office shall include smoking and tobacco use cessation treatment and information within MassHealth covered services pursuant to section 108 of chapter 58 of the acts of 2006; provided further, that the executive office shall develop a process whereby all participating providers who have signed the Virtual Gateway Services Agreement shall have access to the contents of the consolidated summary of any individual's application submitted through the virtual gateway; provided further, that said information access shall comply with all HIPAA requirements and state privacy laws; provided further, that not later than September 1, 2008, the executive office of health and human services shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing planned fiscal year 2009 expenditures by the executive office as funded by chargebacks to the 17 executive office cluster agencies; provided further, that there shall be a health care reform outreach and education unit within the executive office for the purpose of coordinating statewide activities in marketing outreach and the dissemination of educational materials related to the change in laws in chapter 58 of the acts of 2006; provided further, that the unit shall collaborate with the office of Medicaid, the executive office of administration and finance, the division of insurance and the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority to develop common strategies, best practices, and guidelines for providing informational support and assistance to consumers, employers, and businesses; provided further, that any projection of deficiency in item 4000-0320, 4000-0430, 4000- 0500, 4000-0600, 40000-700, 4000-0870, 4000-0875, 4000-0880, 4000-0890, 4000-0891, 4000-0895, 4000-0990, 4000-1400 or 4000-1405, shall be reported to the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 90 days before the projected exhaustion of funding; and provided further, that any unexpended balance in these accounts shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2009

145,368,773 143,560,194  

Veto Explanation: I am striking language which earmarks funding for programs not recommended. The funding relating to these earmarks has been reduced from the appropriate line items within MassHealth.

 
 
HISTORICAL SPENDING CATEGORIES ($000)
column definitions
SPENDING CATEGORY
FY2005
Expended

FY2006
Expended

FY2007
Expended

FY2008
Expended

FY2009
GAA
FY2009
Budget
Reductions
Wages & Salaries 90,513 79,232 74,652 82,048 83,528 -1,591
Employee Benefits 812 862 1,036 1,056 1,065 -1
Operating Expenses 24,609 41,548 54,252 54,945 56,240 0
Public Assistance 4,246 4,559 4,338 4,334 4,536 0
Grants & Subsidies 0 0 2,662 0 0 0
TOTAL 120,180 126,201 136,940 142,383 145,369 -1,592

 

FY2009 Spending Category Chart

Pie Chart: Wages & Salaries=57%, Employee Benefits=1%, Operating Expenses=39%, Public Assistance=3%



 
Earmarks

EARMARK DESCRIPTION

City / Town
FY2009
GAA
  FY2009    
  9C Cuts    
Office of Health Equity Statewide250,000 0