Amendment #817 to H3600

Leave of Absence (Bed Hold)

Representatives Garballey of Arlington, Scaccia of Boston, Khan of Newton, Dwyer of Woburn, Ashe of Longmeadow, Crocker of Barnstable, Orrall of Lakeville, Cahill of Lynn, Smizik of Brookline, Rogers of Norwood, Muratore of Plymouth, Cantwell of Marshfield, Hecht of Watertown and Galvin of Canton move to amend the bill in section 2, in line item 4000-0601 by adding the following:

"provided further, that MassHealth shall reimburse nursing home facilities for up to 20 medical leave-of-absence days and shall reimburse the facilities for up to 10 nonmedical leave of absence days; provided further, that medical leave-of-absence days shall include an observation stay in a hospital in excess of 24 hours; provided further, that not later than January 1, 2018, MassHealth shall report to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means the following for fiscal year 2017: (a) the number of nursing facility clients on a leave of absence, delineated by the nursing facility, by medical leave-of-absence days and medical leave-of-absence days that exceeded 10 days per hospital stay, nonmedical leave-of-absence days and the total number of days on leave of absence unduplicated member count; (b) licensed beds monthly capacity levels per nursing home and the monthly total number of empty beds per nursing facility, total number of all nursing home residents and total MassHealth nursing home residents; (c) 6 separate MassHealth payment rates and the average payment amount rate per nursing facility client resident; (d) the actual number of nursing home residents for each of the 6 payment categories in clause (c); (e) the aggregate payment amount per nursing facility by month; and (f) all reports shall delineate by nursing home, including grand totals where appropriate; and provided further, that no nursing home shall reassign a patient's bed during a leave of absence that is eligible for reimbursement under this item”.

Amendment #817 to H3600

Leave of Absence (Bed Hold)


Colleen M. Garry

Michael S. Day

John W. Scibak

Steven Ultrino

Diana DiZoglio

Paul R. Heroux

Alice Hanlon Peisch

James M. Murphy

Louis L. Kafka

Susan Williams Gifford

Nick Collins

Edward F. Coppinger

Jennifer E. Benson

Marjorie C. Decker

Paul McMurtry

Carmine L. Gentile

Bud Williams

David M. Rogers

Solomon Goldstein-Rose

Jack Lewis

Paul Brodeur

Joseph W. McGonagle, Jr.