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

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Nursing Facility Assessment

SECTION 34.   Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the nursing home assessment established by subsection (b) of section 63 of chapter 118E of the General Laws shall be sufficient in the aggregate to generate in fiscal year 2017 the lesser of $240,000,000, or an amount equal to 6 percent of the revenues received by the taxpayer, as the term "revenues received by the taxpayer" is defined in 42 C.F.R. 433.68(F)(3)(i)(A).

This section authorizes MassHealth to increase the current nursing facilities assessment up to the maximum amount allowed under federal law, but not more than $240 million, in order to support higher nursing home payments.

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