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Budget Summary FY2017

40000321 - EOHHS Contingency Contracts Retained Revenue
Data Current as of:  8/9/2016





Account Description FY2016
Spending
FY2017
GAA
4000-0321 EOHHS Contingency Contracts Retained Revenue
For the executive office of health and human services, which may expend not more than $53,750,000 for contingency fee contracts related to pursuing federal reimbursement or avoiding costs in its capacity as the single state agency under Titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act and as the principal agency for all of the departments within the executive office and other federally-assisted programs administered by the executive office; provided, that such contingency contracts shall not exceed 3 years except with prior review and approval by the executive office for administration and finance; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall submit to the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means an annual report not later than September 15, 2016 detailing: (a) the amounts of the agreements; (b) a delineation of all ongoing and new projects; and (c) the amount of federal reimbursement and cost avoidance derived from the contracts for the previous fiscal year's activities; provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and payments required under contingency contracts, the comptroller shall certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system; provided further, that after providing payments due under the terms of the contingency contracts, the executive office may use available funds to support special MassHealth projects that will receive enhanced federal revenue opportunities, including MassHealth eligibility operations and systems enhancements that support reforms and improvements to MassHealth programs; provided further, that any enhanced federal financial participation received for these special projects, including Implementation Advanced Planning Documents or other eligibility operations and systems enhancements that support reforms and improvements to MassHealth programs shall be deposited into this item; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the executive office may enter into interdepartmental service agreements with the University of Massachusetts Medical School to perform activities that the secretary of health and human services, in consultation with the comptroller, determines to be within the scope of the proper administration of Title XIX and other federal funding provisions to support the programs and activities of the executive office; provided further, that activities may include: (a) providing administrative services including, but not limited to, utilization management activities and eligibility determinations based on disability and supporting case management activities and similar initiatives; (b) providing consulting services related to quality assurance, program evaluation and development, integrity and soundness and project management; and (c) providing activities and services to pursue federal reimbursement, avoid costs or identify third-party liability and recoup payments made to third parties; provided further, that federal reimbursement for any expenditure made by the University of Massachusetts Medical School for federally reimbursable services the university provides under these interdepartmental service agreements or other contracts with the executive office shall be distributed to the university and recorded distinctly in the state accounting system; provided further, that the secretary may negotiate contingency fees for activities and services related to pursuing federal reimbursement or avoiding costs and the comptroller shall certify these fees and pay them upon the receipt of that revenue, reimbursement or demonstration of costs avoided; provided further, that the secretary shall not pay contingency fees to the University of Massachusetts Medical School in excess of $40,000,000 for state fiscal year 2017; provided further, that the contingency fees paid to the University of Massachusetts Medical School under an interdepartmental service agreement for recoveries related to special disability workload projects shall be excluded from that $40,000,000 limit for state fiscal year 2017; and provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall submit to the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means a quarterly report detailing: (a) the amounts of the agreements; (b) the ongoing and new projects undertaken by the university; (c) the amount expended on personnel; and (d) the amount of federal reimbursement and recoupment payments collected by the university
50,000,000 53,750,000