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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3160         FILED ON: 2/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3268

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Todd M. Smola

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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 nursing facility user fees .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3160        FILED ON: 2/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3268

By Mr. Smola of Palmer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3268) of Todd M. Smola relative to nursing facility user fees.  Elder Affairs. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to nursing facility user fees .
 

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

              Section 25 of chapter 118G of the general laws is hereby amended by striking out subsection (b) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-

              b) Each nursing home shall pay an assessment per non-Medicare reimbursed patient day; provided however, that a nursing home built prior to 1965 with less than 100 beds shall not pay such assessment. The assessment shall be sufficient in the aggregate to generate $145 million in each fiscal year. The assessment shall be implemented as a broad based health care-related fee as defined in 42 U.S.C. § 1396b(w)(3)(B). The assessment shall be paid to the division quarterly. The division may promulgate regulations that authorize the assessment of interest on any unpaid liability at a rate not to exceed an annual percentage rate of 18 per cent and late fees at a rate not to exceed 5 per cent per month. The receipts from the assessment, any federal financial participation received by the commonwealth as a result of expenditures funded by these assessments and interest thereon shall be credited to the General Fund.

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