Submitted by the Massachusetts Association of Residential Care Homes (MARCH) to the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS)

The purpose of this document is to propose changes to regulation 101CMR 204.00 that detail rules and regulations governing allowable costs and formulas used in setting rest home reimbursement rates. The submission is in response to an invitation by representatives of EOHHS and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) to submit proposed changes pursuant to a meeting held to discuss the future of Rest Homes in the Commonwealth. MARCH formed a Rate and Reimbursement Committee to develop the following response to EOHHS and EOEA: