Chapter 257 of the Acts of 2008 places authority for determination of purchase of service (POS) reimbursement rates for social services with the Secretary of Health and Human Services (EOHHS). The Division of Health Care Finance and Policy (Division) is responsible for determining and regulating POS rates for all human services governed by Chapter 257. The rate determination process will be complete in October of state fiscal year 2013.

The Division will use information reported in Operational Services Division's (OSD) Uniform Financial Statements and Independent Auditor's Report (UFR) to perform analyses that support POS rate determination. Moreover, the Division may request additional information to supplement and enhance the data reported on the UFR. The links below include additional information regarding the implementation of Chapter 257.