Governor Charles D. Baker's Budget Recommendation - House 2 Fiscal Year 2017

4000-0600 - MassHealth Senior Care




Account Description FY 2016
Spending
FY 2017
House 2
4000-0600 MassHealth Senior Care
For health care services provided to MassHealth members who are seniors and for the operation of the senior care options (SCO) program under section 9D of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these recipients in prior fiscal years; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the "community choices" initiative; provided further, that no payment for special provider costs shall be made from this item without the prior written approval of the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, funds shall be expended from this item for the purpose of maintaining a personal needs allowance of up to $72.80 per month for individuals residing in nursing homes and rest homes who are eligible for MassHealth, the Emergency Aid to Elders, Disabled and Children program or Supplemental Security Income; provided further, that funds may be expended from this item to implement the pre-admission counseling and assessment program under the third paragraph of section 9 of chapter 118E of the General Laws, which shall be implemented on a statewide basis through aging and disability resource consortia; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for any nursing home or non-acute chronic disease hospital that provides kosher food to its residents, the executive office of elder affairs, in consultation with the center for health information and analysis, in recognition of the special innovative program status granted by the executive office of health and human services, shall continue to make the standard payment rates established in fiscal year 2006 to reflect the high dietary costs incurred in providing kosher food; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, nursing facility rates effective October 1, 2016 may be developed using the costs of calendar year 2007, or any subsequent year that the secretary of health and human services may select in the secretary's discretion
3,355,681,037 3,516,116,093

Increased funding to support projected costs.

 
 


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