Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll yesterday filed their Fiscal Year 2024 budget proposal totaling $55.5 billion, which includes critical funding for nursing home care and proposes to fully incorporate into the FY 24 Medicaid rate the one-time $165 million contained in the 2022 Economic Development Law, while also maintaining the current Medicaid nursing facility base rate and expanding the current $50 day per member add on for Medicaid Substance Use Disorder (SUD) residents to all nursing facilities.
Mass Senior Care extends its thanks to Governor Healey for her commitment to quality nursing home care.
The FY24 budget now moves to the House of Representatives for its review and action. MSCA will continue to work with members to advocate for increased funding for nursing facilities, to enable facilities to increase staff wages and to hire additional caregivers.