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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1825         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1009

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Tackey Chan

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to review of adult foster care services.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

William Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk

John J. Binienda

17th Worcester

Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire

Katherine M. Clark

Fifth Middlesex

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

Marcos A. Devers

16th Essex

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Timothy R. Madden

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1825        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1009

By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1009) of Tackey Chan and others relative to a review of MassHealth payment rates for adult foster care services by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.  Health Care Financing. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to review of adult foster care services.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1: Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services shall pursuant to General Laws Chapter 118E, Sections 13C-13D, as amended by Section 123 of Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012, complete a review of MassHealth payment rates for Adult Foster Care services by September 1, 2013. The Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services shall promulgate regulations, effective January 1, 2014, on increasing said rates by 8% above the rates in effect since 2008.

              In conducting said review, the Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services shall consider, consistent with Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012: (i) innovative program features that lower the growth of long-term care and health care costs; (ii) opportunities for incorporating alternative payment methodologies that will promote caregiver recruitment and retention and foster improved consumer access and health outcomes; (iii) the lack of a timely and comprehensive rate review for Adult Foster Care services since 2008. 

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