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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3296         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1029

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Kate Hogan

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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 reserving beds in nursing homes for residents during certain leaves of absence.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

Mark J. Cusack

5th Norfolk

John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk

David M. Nangle

17th Middlesex

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

James M. Murphy

4th Norfolk

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire

Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Katherine M. Clark

Fifth Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

16th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3296        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1029

By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1029) of Kate Hogan and others relative to the payment and preservation of beds in nursing home facilities for recipients of MassHealth benefits.  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 reserving beds in nursing homes for residents during certain leaves of absence.
 

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

              Section 14A of chapter 118E of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following paragraphs:

In the event that a nursing facility resident who is a MassHealth recipient enters a hospital, the division shall pay to preserve his or her bed in the nursing facility for a period of up to and including 10 calendar days per medical event. The division shall reimburse the nursing facility for the medical leave of absence, which shall include an observation stay in a hospital in excess of twenty-four hours, at the recipients pre-absence rate during the medical leave and upon the residents return. In the event that a nursing facility resident who is a MassHealth recipient leaves the nursing facility for non-medical reasons, the division shall pay to preserve his or her bed in the facility for a period of up to and including 15 days per year. The division shall reimburse the nursing facility for the non-medical leave of absence at the recipients pre-absence rate during the non-medical leave and upon the residents return.

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