Governor Charles D. Baker's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2016

1595-1068 - Medical Assistance Trust Fund




Account Description FY 2015
Spending
FY 2016
House 1
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, except as otherwise provided in this item, these funds shall be expended only for services provided during state or federal fiscal year 2015 or 2016; 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 supplemental payment of up to $120,000,000 from the Medical Assistance Trust Fund to the Cambridge public health commission for dates of service in state and federal fiscal year 2016 only after the Cambridge public health commission transfers up to $60,000,000 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; and provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall make a payment of up to $220,000,000 from the Medical Assistance Trust Fund to the Cambridge public health commission for qualifying state fiscal year 2016 public hospital transformation and incentive initiative payments only after the Cambridge public health commission transfers up to $110,000,000 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
637,500,000 465,000,000

Decreased funding to support projected costs.

 
 


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