Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2014

Operating Transfers


SECTION 2E. The sums set forth in this section are hereby appropriated from the General Fund unless specifically designated otherwise in this section, for the purposes and subject to the conditions specified in this section and subject to the laws regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. The secretary of administration and finance shall allot up to the amount appropriated in this section under section 9B of chapter 29 of the General Laws. Notwithstanding section 19A of said chapter 29, any transfer under this section shall be made by the comptroller in accordance with a transfer schedule to be developed for each item by the comptroller, after consulting with the appropriate agency secretary, the secretary of administration and finance and the state treasurer. The schedule for each appropriation shall provide for transfers in increments considered appropriate to meet the cash flow needs of each fund and all transfers under the schedule shall be completed not later than June 30, 2014. Not later than 7 days after the schedules receive final approval by the comptroller, they shall be reported to the house and senate committees on ways and means.

 

Fiscal Year 2014 Operating Transfers Resource Summary ($000)
GOVERNMENT AREA
FY 2014
Budgetary
Recommendations
Administration and Finance 895,682
Health and Human Services 486,574
Transportation 589,673
Housing & Economic Development 25,000
Education 1,500
TOTAL 1,998,430

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Administration and Finance

account description amount
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE 470,637,393
1595-5819 Commonwealth Care Trust Fund
For an operating transfer to the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund, established under section 2OOO of chapter 29 of the General Laws; provided, that up to $30,000,000 shall be transferred from the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund to the Health Safety Net Trust Fund, established under section 36 of chapter 118G of the General Laws; provided further, that the hospital fiscal year 2014 payment amount to each hospital shall be funded by the Health Safety Net Trust Fund; provided further, that payments may be made either as safety net care payments under the commonwealth's section 1115 waiver, or as an adjustment to Title XIX service rate payments, or a combination thereof; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services and the health safety net office may use other federally permissible funding mechanisms available for public service hospitals, as defined by regulations set forth by the center for health information and analysis, to reimburse up to $70,000,000 of uncompensated care at the hospitals using sources distinct from the funding made available to the Health Safety Net Trust Fund; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance, in consultation with the secretary of health and human services and the executive director of the commonwealth health insurance connector authority, shall on a quarterly basis evaluate the revenue needs of the health safety net program funded by the Health Safety Net Trust Fund and subsidized health insurance programs funded by the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund, and if necessary, transfer monies between these funds for the purpose of ensuring that sufficient revenues are available to support projected program expenditures; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance shall report any transfers made between the Health Safety Net Trust Fund and the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on healthcare financing within 30 days of the proposed transfer; provided further, that pursuant to section 7A of chapter 176Q, the connector shall provide an annual health insurance wellness subsidy not to exceed 15 per cent of certain health insurance premiums for certain small groups as determined by the commonwealth health insurance connector authority; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of administration and finance may make available for the support of the subsidized health insurance programs until June 30, 2015, any amounts that would otherwise revert within the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund that are not needed to support the costs of these programs in fiscal year 2014
470,637,393

account description amount
GROUP INSURANCE COMMISSION 425,044,755
1599-6152 State Retiree Benefits Trust Fund
To provide for an operating transfer to the State Retiree Benefits Trust Fund, established pursuant to section 24 of chapter 32A of the General Laws
425,044,755


Health and Human Services

account description amount
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 486,574,470
1595-1067 Delivery System Transformation Initiatives Trust Fund
For an operating transfer to the Delivery System Transformation Initiatives Trust Fund established in section 35UU of chapter 10 of the General Laws; provided, that these funds shall be expended pursuant to the delivery system transformation initiative master plan and hospital-specific plans approved in the MassHealth section 1115 demonstration for fiscal year 2014; provided further, that all payments from the Delivery System Transformation Initiatives Trust Fund shall be subject to the availability of federal financial participation, shall be made only in accordance with federally approved payment methods, shall be consistent with federal funding requirements and all federal payment limits as determined by the secretary of health and human services and shall be subject to the terms and conditions of an agreement with the executive office of health and human services; and provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall make payments of up to $22,426,667 from the Delivery System Transformation Initiatives Trust Fund to the cambridge public health commission for fiscal year 2014 only after the cambridge public health commission transfers up to $11,213,334 of its funds to the Delivery System Transformation Initiatives Trust Fund using a federally permissible source of funds which shall fully satisfy the non-federal share of such payment
93,449,470
1595-1068 Medical Assistance Trust Fund
For an operating transfer to the MassHealth provider payment account in the Medical Assistance Trust Fund established in section 2QQQ of chapter 29 of the General Laws; provided, that these funds shall be expended only for services provided during state or federal fiscal year 2014, and no amounts previously or subsequently transferred into the Medical Assistance Trust Fund shall be expended on payments described in the section 1115 demonstration waiver for services provided during state fiscal year 2014, or payments described in the state plan for services provided during federal fiscal year 2014; provided further, that all payments from the Medical Assistance Trust Fund shall be subject to the availability of federal financial participation, shall be made only in accordance with federally-approved payment methods, shall be consistent with federal funding requirements and all federal payment limits as determined by the secretary of health and human services and shall be subject to the terms and conditions of an agreement with the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall notify, in writing, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the house and the joint committee on healthcare financing for any increases in payments within 15 days; and provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall make a payment of up to $308,050,000 from the Medical Assistance Trust Fund to the Cambridge Public Health Commission for dates of service in state and federal fiscal year 2014 only after the Cambridge Public Health Commission transfers up to $154,025,000 of its funds to the Medical Assistance Trust Fund using a federally permissible source of funds which shall fully satisfy the non-federal share of such payment
392,000,000
1595-1069 Health Information Technology Trust Fund
For an operating transfer to the Health Information Technology Trust Fund established in section 35RR of chapter 10 of the general laws; provided, that these funds shall be expended for operating costs for the health information exchange
1,125,000


Transportation

account description amount
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 589,673,153
1595-6368 Massachusetts Transportation Trust Fund
For an operating transfer to the Massachusetts Transportation Trust Fund, established under section 4 of chapter 6C of the General Laws
                Commonwealth Transportation Fund ............... 100%
239,713,136
1595-6369 Commonwealth Transportation Fund transfer to the MBTA
For an operating transfer to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority pursuant to clause (1) of subsection (d) of section 2ZZZ of chapter 29 of the General Laws
                Commonwealth Transportation Fund ............... 100%
326,000,000
1595-6370 Commonwealth Transportation Fund transfer to Regional Transit
For an operating transfer to the regional transit authorities organized under chapter 161B of the General Laws or predecessor statutes under clause (2) of subsection (d) of section 2ZZZ of chapter 29 of the General Laws
                Commonwealth Transportation Fund ............... 100%
15,000,000
1595-6379 Merit Rating Board
For the operation of the motor vehicle insurance merit rating board, including the rent, related parking and utility expenses of the board; provided, that the amount appropriated in this item, and the associated fringe benefits, shall be borne by insurance companies doing motor vehicle insurance business within the commonwealth, under section 57A of chapter 6C of the General Laws; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, no safe driver insurance plan shall require the payment of an unsafe driver point surcharge for the first offense for non-criminal motor vehicle traffic violations as described in chapter 90C of the General Laws
                Commonwealth Transportation Fund ............... 100%
8,960,017


Housing & Economic Development

account description amount
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 25,000,000
7002-0024 Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
For a transfer to the Massachusetts Life Sciences Investment Fund established by section 6 of chapter 23I of the General Laws
25,000,000


Education

account description amount
DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION 1,500,000
7066-0035 Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Pipeline Fund
For the support of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiatives through the STEM pipeline fund established in the 2006 Economic Stimulus Act
1,500,000


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