40000640 - MassHealth Nursing Home Supplemental Rates

Account Description FY2012
4000-0640 MassHealth Nursing Home Supplemental Rates
For nursing facility Medicaid rates; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, in fiscal year 2013 the division of health care finance and policy shall establish nursing facility Medicaid rates that cumulatively total $288,500,000 more than the annual payment rates established by the division under the rates in effect as of June 30, 2002; provided further, that an amount for expenses related to the collection and administration of section 25 of chapter 118G of the General Laws shall be transferred to the division of health care finance and policy; provided further, that effective July 1, 2012 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, not less than $27,400,000 above the amount expended in fiscal year 2011 shall be expended for the purpose of recognizing the Medicaid share of the nursing home assessment established by section 25 of chapter 118G of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $2,800,000 shall be expended as incentive payments to nursing facilities meeting the criteria determined under the MassHealth Nursing Facility Pay-for-Performance Program and that have established and participated in a cooperative effort in each qualifying nursing facility between representatives of employees and management that is focused on implementing that criteria and improving the quality of services available to MassHealth members; provided further, that the MassHealth agency shall adopt regulations and procedures necessary to carry out the purposes of the foregoing incentive payment program; and provided further, that the payments made under this item shall be allocated in an amount sufficient to implement section 622 of chapter 151 of the acts of 1996
318,807,439 318,700,000