|9110-1630||Elder Home Care Purchased Services
For the operation of the elder home care program, including contracts with aging service access points or other qualified entities for the home care program, home care, health aides, home health and respite services, geriatric mental health services, and other services provided to the elderly; provided, that a sliding fee shall be charged to qualified elders; provided further, that the secretary of elder affairs may waive collection of sliding fees in cases of extreme financial hardship; provided further, that not more than $11,500,000 in revenues accrued from sliding fees shall be retained by the individual home care corporations without re-allocation by the executive office of elder affairs, and shall be expended for the purposes of the home care program, consistent with guidelines to be issued by the executive office; provided further, that the executive office shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the receipt and expenditure of revenues accrued from the sliding fees; provided further, that the executive office shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the executive office for administration and finance on the amount expended from this item for purchase of service expenditures by category of service as set forth in 651 C.M.R. 3.01 and 651 C.M.R. 3.06; provided further, that no rate increase shall be awarded in fiscal year 2010 which would cause a reduction in client services or the number of clients served; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item to pay for salary increases for direct service workers who provide state-funded homemaker and home health aid services which would cause a reduction in client services; and provided further, that the secretary of elder affairs may transfer an amount not to exceed 3 per cent of the funds appropriated in this item to item 9110-1633 for case management services and the administration of the home care program
Budget Reduction Explanation: Reduces appropriation corresponding to manager furlough savings.