Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-583

EHS 583

Nursing Home Resident Protection

Messrs. Montigny, Moore and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 4000-0601, by adding the following words:- “provided further, that not later than January 1, 2022, MassHealth shall report to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means the following for fiscal year 2021: (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.”