40000640 - MassHealth Nursing Home Supplemental Rates

Account Description FY2013
Spending
FY2014
GAA
4000-0640 MassHealth Nursing Home Supplemental Rates
For nursing facility Medicaid rates; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, in fiscal year 2014, the executive office of health and human services in consultation with the center for health information and analysis shall establish nursing facility Medicaid rates that cumulatively total $288,600,000 more than the annual payment rates established by the division of healthcare finance under the rates in effect as of June 30, 2002; provided further that effective July 1, 2013 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, the executive office of health and human services shall establish nursing facility MassHealth rates that fully recognize the Medicaid share of the nursing home assessment established by section 63 of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $2,800,000 shall be expended as incentive payments to nursing facilities meeting the criteria determined under the MassHealth Nursing Facility Pay-for-Performance Program 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 that shall decide jointly how to expend such incentive payments; provided further, that the MassHealth agency shall adopt all additional regulations and procedures necessary to carry out this section; provided further, that an amount for expenses related to the collection and administration of section 63 of chapter 118E of the General Laws shall be transferred to the executive office of health and human services; and provided further, that the payments made under this item shall be allocated in an amount sufficient to implement section 622 of chapter 151 of the acts of 1996
303,989,967 319,300,000