SECTION 1. Chapter 118 E, Section 13C is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the
The secretary of the executive office shall have the responsibility for establishing rates of payment for by efficiently and economically operated Adult Day Health Service providers in providing Adult Day Health Services in conformity with federal and state law, regulations and quality and safety standards; provided, that the secretary may designate another governmental unit to perform such ratemaking functions.
When establishing rates of payment for Adult Day Health Services, the secretary of the executive office shall adjust rates to
take into account factors, including, but not limited to:
(i) the reasonable cost to Adult Day Health Service providers of any existing or new governmental mandate that has been enacted, promulgated or imposed by any governmental unit or federal governmental authority;
(ii) a cost adjustment actor, to reflect changes in reasonable costs of goods, services, and transportation, of Adult Day
Health programs including those attributed to wages and benefits, which shall not be less than the HCP CPI;
(iii) establishing wages and benefits comparable to direct care staff in other health care settings;
(iv) individual ADH Provider differences in real estate and capital costs, including rent, furniture, fixtures, and equipment, and any other capital costs.
SECTION 2. Chapter 118E, Section 13D is amended after the second paragraph by inserting the
Such rates for Adult Day Services shall be established as of July 1 biennially.
SECTION 3. Chapter 118E, Section 13D is amended by inserting at the end thereof the following:
Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, MassHealth shall reimburse Adult Day Health Programs to reserve a program slot for members for up to 20 medical leave-of-absence days per year and for up to 10 non-medical leave-of-absence annually; provided further, that no Adult Day Health Programs shall reassign a participant’s slot during a leave of absence that is eligible for reimbursement under this section a medical leave of absence shall include any medically necessary absence on a schedule day, a non-medical leave of absence shall include any other absence on a scheduled day.
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