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Budget Summary FY2016

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91101630 - Elder Home Care Purchased Services
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015

Account Description FY2015
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 sliding-scale fees shall be charged to qualified elders; provided further, that the secretary of elder affairs may waive collection of sliding-scale fees in cases of extreme financial hardship; provided further, that not more than $11,500,000 in revenues accrued from sliding-scale fees shall be retained by the individual home care corporations without reallocation 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 and the 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 CMR 3.01 and 651 CMR 3.03; provided further, that no rate increase shall be awarded in fiscal year 2016 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 aide services which would cause a reduction in client services; provided further, that funding shall be expended for provider training and outreach to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning elders and caregivers; 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
                General Fund ............... 93.64%
                Community First Trust Fund - Budgeted ............... 6.36%
104,639,081 104,595,483