Amendment #422 to H5150

Nursing Home Technical Amendment

Mr. Golden of Lowell moves to amend section 2 of House Bill 5150 by striking out, in item 4000-0641, the following words:- 

provided further, that not less than $38,300,000 shall be expended to fund a rate add-on for wages, shift differentials, bonuses, benefits and related employee costs paid to direct care staff of nursing homes; provided further, that MassHealth regulations for this rate add-on shall prioritize spending on hourly wage increases, shift differentials or bonuses paid to certified nurses’ aides and housekeeping, laundry, dietary and activities staff; provided further, that MassHealth shall adopt all regulations and procedures to carry out this item; provided further, that MassHealth shall provide to the house and senate committees on ways and means an interim report not later than June 7, 2021 and a final report not later than December 31, 2021 on the impact of wages for direct care workers at the nursing home receiving said funds;


Additional co-sponsor(s) added to Amendment #422 to H5150

Nursing Home Technical Amendment


Rady Mom

Colleen M. Garry

Marcos A. Devers

Mike Connolly

Tommy Vitolo

John J. Lawn, Jr.

Steven Ultrino

Christopher Hendricks

Jon Santiago

Thomas M. Stanley

Lindsay N. Sabadosa

Daniel J. Ryan

Kate Lipper-Garabedian

Jack Patrick Lewis

Denise C. Garlick

Harold P. Naughton, Jr.

Michael S. Day

Carmine Lawrence Gentile

Natalie M. Higgins