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Budget Summary FY2009

45100710 - Division of Health Care Quality and Improvement
Data Current as of:  6/22/2009





Account Description FY2009
GAA
FY2009  
Total  
Spending
  
4510-0710 Division of Health Care Quality and Improvement
For the operation of the division of health care quality and the office of patient protection; provided, that the division shall be responsible for assuring the quality of patient care provided by the commonwealth's health care facilities and services, and for protecting the health and safety of patients who receive care and services in nursing homes, rest homes, clinical laboratories, clinics, institutions for the mentally retarded and the mentally ill, hospitals and infirmaries, including the inspection of ambulance services; provided further, that investigators shall conduct investigations of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation; provided further, that all investigators in the division of health care quality responsible for the investigations shall receive training by the Medicaid fraud control unit in the office of the attorney general; provided further, that the division shall continue a comprehensive training, education and outreach program for nursing home administrators and managers and other supervisory personnel in long-term care to improve the quality of care in long-term care facilities; provided further, that the program shall promote the use of best practices, models of quality care giving and the culture of workforce retention within the facilities and shall focus on systemic ways to reduce deficiencies; provided further, that investigators shall conduct investigations of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation; provided further, that all investigators in the division of health care quality responsible for the investigations shall receive training by the Medicaid fraud control unit of the office of the attorney general; provided further, that services funded through this item shall include, but not be limited to: education, training, intervention, support, surveillance and evaluation; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the results of the program not later than April 30, 2009; provided further; that not less than $100,000 be expended to oversee the operation and administration of the Massachusetts primary stroke Service Designation Hospital programs established by 105 CMR (130.1400), provided that all fund shall be used for the purpose of collecting and analyzing data from all primary stroke service designated hospitals in the commonwealth and for a full time surveyor for the purpose of ensuring compliance with primary stroke center designation criteria; and provided further, that $40,000 shall be expended for Bedside Advocates, Inc. for the development of a pilot project focused on transitional care for geriatric patients transitioning to their homes from acute care hospitals;

8,817,714 8,613,638  

Note:  Governor's veto was overridden.  Text in red reflects vetoed language.

Veto Explanation: I am striking language which earmarks funding for Mass Primary Stroke Service not recommended. The reduction in the item incorporates the amount of the stricken earmarked funds.

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

FY2006
Expended

FY2007
Expended

FY2008
Expended

FY2009
GAA
FY2009
Budget
Reductions
Wages & Salaries 7,459 7,819 8,558 8,535 8,760 -185
Employee Benefits 0 0 0 0 58 -1
Operating Expenses 3 3 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 7,462 7,822 8,558 8,535 8,818 -186

 

FY2009 Spending Category Chart

Pie Chart: Wages & Salaries=99%, Employee Benefits=1%



 
Earmarks

EARMARK DESCRIPTION

City / Town
FY2009
GAA
  FY2009    
  9C Cuts    
Bedside Advocates Inc. elder transitional care pilot project Cambridge40,000 -40,000  
Mass Primary Stroke Service Designation Hospital Statewide100,000 -100,000