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Budget Summary FY2014

40000600 - MassHealth Senior Care
Data Current as of:  9/11/2013





Account Description FY2013
Spending
FY2014
GAA
4000-0600 MassHealth Senior Care
For health care services provided to MassHealth members who are seniors and for the operation of the MassHealth senior care options initiative under section 9D of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these recipients in prior fiscal years; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the community choices initiative; provided further, that no payment for special provider costs shall be made from this item without the prior written approval of the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that benefits of the community choices initiative shall not be reduced below the services provided in fiscal year 2013; provided further, that the eligibility requirements for this demonstration project shall not be more restrictive than those established in fiscal year 2013; provided further, that funds shall be expended from this item to implement the pre-admission counseling and assessment program under the fourth paragraph of section 9 of chapter 118E of the General Laws, which shall be implemented on a statewide basis through aging and disability resource consortia; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, funds shall be expended from this item to maintain a personal needs allowance of $72.80 per month for individuals residing in nursing homes and rest homes who are eligible for MassHealth, emergency aid to the elderly, disabled and children program or supplemental security income; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for any nursing home or non-acute chronic disease hospital that provides kosher food to its residents, the executive office of elder affairs, in consultation with the center for health information and analysis, in recognition of the special innovative program status granted by the executive office of health and human services, shall continue to make the standard payment rates established in fiscal year 2006 to reflect the high dietary costs incurred in providing kosher food; provided further, that MassHealth shall continue to provide the same number of nursing home leave of absence days to clients as were provided in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012; provided further, that no nursing home may reassign a patient's bed during a leave of absence eligible for reimbursement under this item; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall complete a rate review of the MassHealth payment rates for adult foster care services and propose revised rates for the adult foster care program that are effective December 1, 2013; provided further, that the executive office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means regarding the review not later than December 31, 2013; and provided further, that MassHealth shall reimburse nursing home leave of absence days at a rate of not less than $30 per day
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