Mass Senior Care is reminding members that MassHealth will issue a one-time supplemental payment to nursing facilities if 75% of the facility’s eligible staff members receive a COVID-19 vaccine third dose or booster dose by January 16, 2022. Nursing Facility Bulletin 172 outlines the steps for nursing facilities to obtain the supplemental payment. The payment will be equal to 2.5% of the individual nursing facility’s average monthly MassHealth fee-for-service revenue and will be made to qualifying nursing facilities in February of 2022. MassHealth will determine whether a nursing facility qualifies for this supplemental payment based on the total cumulative COVID-19 vaccine third doses and booster dose vaccination data, through January 16, 2022, reported to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). MassHealth will also use the data submitted to CDC NHSN data to determine total staff at each facility as of January 16, 2022, for purposes of calculating the percent of staff who have received a COVID-19 vaccine third dose or booster dose.