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Budget Summary FY2012

Outside Section 139
Data Current as of:  7/11/2011




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Medicaid Nursing Home Rates

SECTION 139.   Item 4000-0640 of section 2 of chapter 131 of the acts of 2010 is hereby amended by striking out the words "and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, contingent upon receipt of not less than $27,200,000 in TANF contingency funds authorized by Title IV, section 403(b) of the Social Security Act, the division shall establish nursing facility supplemental Medicaid rates and that a sum of $27,200,000 shall be distributed as supplemental nursing facility Medicaid rates for fiscal year 2011" , added by section 51A of chapter 359 of the acts of 2010, and inserting in place thereof the following words:- provided further, that the division shall establish additional nursing facility supplemental Medicaid rates that cumulatively total $27,000,000 which shall be distributed as supplemental nursing facility Medicaid rates; provided further, that not less than $2,800,000 shall be expended as incentive payments to nursing facilities meeting the criteria determined by the MassHealth Nursing Facility Pay for Performance, or P4P, Program in 114.2 CMR 6.07 and that have established and participated in a cooperative effort in each qualifying nursing facility between representatives of employees and management that is focused on implementing that criteria and improving the quality of services available to MassHealth members, and provided further, that any unexpended funds in this item shall not revert but shall be made available for the purposes of this item until June 30, 2012.