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Budget Summary FY2018

15996903 - Chapter 257 and Human Service Reserve
Data Current as of:  11/30/2017





Account Description FY2017
Spending
FY2018
GAA
1599-6903 Chapter 257 and Human Service Reserve
For the fiscal year 2018 costs of rate implementations under chapter 257 of the acts of 2008 including, but not limited to, costs associated with any court order or settlement between providers and the commonwealth related to the rate implementation process and the compensation or salary and associated employee-related costs to personnel earning less than $40,000 in annual compensation who are employed by private human service providers that deliver human and social services under contracts with departments within the executive office of health and human services and the executive office of elder affairs; provided, that home care workers shall be eligible for funding from this item; provided further, that workers from shelters and programs that serve homeless individuals and families that were previously contracted through the department of transitional assistance and the department of public health who are currently contracted with the department of housing and community development and direct care workers that serve homeless veterans through the department of veterans' services shall be eligible for funding from this item; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be allocated to special education programs under chapter 71B of the General Laws, contracts for early education and care services or programs for which payment rates are negotiated and paid as class rates as established by the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that no funds shall be allocated from this item to contracts funded exclusively by federal grants as delineated in section 2D; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items for fiscal year 2018, amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose of rate implementations; provided further, that the executive office for administration and finance shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means on transfers made from this item; provided further, that the report shall identify, by line item and service class, all transfers made from this item as of the date of the report and all transfers expected to be made before the end of the fiscal year; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall submit a report, not later than January 15, 2018 to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the executive office for administration and finance on the implementation of rates under said chapter 257, including: (i) state gross and net costs for rates not yet promulgated as of July 3, 2017, by department, line item, service class and start date of implementation; (ii) state gross and net costs for rates promulgated not later than June 30, 2017 that have received a biennial rate review or have not received a biennial rate review by department, line item, service class and start date of implementation; (iii) state gross and net costs for rates due to be reviewed on July 3, 2017 by department, line item, service class and start date of implementation; (iii) state gross and net costs for rates to be reviewed between July 3, 2017 and June 20, 2018, inclusive by department, line item, service class and start date of implementation; and (iv) payroll spending in fiscal year 2011 and fiscal year 2017 aggregated by vendor and by service class; provided further, that contracts between providers and the executive office of health and human services and the executive office of elder affairs shall require providers to report on the impact of the rate implementations on employee salaries, employee-related costs and operations; and provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall report, not later than March 15, 2018, to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the executive office for administration and finance on a comparison of benchmark expenses used in rate model workbooks to actual expenses based on uniform financial reports for rates subject to rate reviews in fiscal year 2018
12,591,760 39,698,478

Veto Explanation:   I am reducing this item to the amount projected to be necessary.