Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-899

EHS 899

Pediatric Care

Messrs. Petruccelli, Lewis, Brownsberger, Rush, Eldridge and Kennedy, Mrs. L'Italien and Ms. Forry moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 4000-0300, by inserting at the end thereof the following:

“provided further, that in calculating rates of payment for children enrolled n MassHealth receiving inpatient and outpatient services at acute care pediatric hospitals and pediatric specialty units as defined in section 8A of Chapter 118E of the General Laws, the executive office shall make a supplemental payment to any acute care pediatric hospital and pediatric specialty unit in the Commonwealth, above base rates, to compensate for high-complexity pediatric care in an amount not less than the amount appropriated in this item in Chapter 83 of the acts of 2013.”