Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-429

EHS 429

Nursing Home Rate Reporting

Ms. Jehlen, Ms. Rausch, Messrs. Feeney, Moore and O'Connor, Ms. Moran, Messrs. Brady, Cronin and Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 4000-0641, by inserting, after the word "2002", the following words:- "; 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 September 3, 2021 and a final report not later than March 4, 2022, on the impact of wages for direct care workers at the nursing home receiving said funds;".