3.75% Payment Contract for Human & Social Services Providers Affected by Chapter 257

For human & social services providers who do not yet have a regulation establishing a rate of payment for certain social services programs, AAFCPAs reminds you that you will begin receiving quarterly payments on or around August 15, 2015 provided that you have timely executed a 3.75% Payment Contract with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) for receipt of these payments.
Should you expect a payment?
Schedule A of the Agreement for Judgment (Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc. Et Al., v. Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (Superior Court C.A. No. 14-2102-BLS)) lists the social service programs governed by Chapter 257 of the Acts of 2008 that do not yet have a regulation establishing a rate of payment.  We have provided a link to the Schedule A: Initial Rate Development for your convenience.
Providers for these social service programs are eligible to receive a quarterly payment under a 3.75% Payment Contract through the quarter in which a rate regulation for the provider’s social service program is established and implemented.
What can you do with the payment?
The 3.75% Payment Contract funds are subject to all reporting and spending requirements as outlined in 808 CMR 1.00: Compliance, Reporting and Auditing for Human and Social Services.
THE EOHHS advises that you direct 3.75% Payment Contract inquiries to the EOHHS POS Office at: EOHHSPOSPolicyOffice@nullMassMail.state.ma.us or by phone at (617) 573-1717.
If you have any questions about revenue recognition or other accounting changes brought on by Chapter 257, you may also contact your AAFCPAs partner, or Robin Kelley, CPA, CITP, CGMA, CSPM, partner, at 774.512.4011, rkelley@nullaafcpa.com.

About the Author

Robin Kelley CPA
Robin is a leader of AAFCPAs’ Managed Accounting Solutions practice, providing strategic finance and accounting guidance, and leveraging state-of-the-art cloud-based solutions to support clients’ most critical business and operational processes.  She provides high-level CFO oversight and strategic planning, enabling clients to drive efficiency, reduce the cycle it takes to close books, and develop better benchmark and baseline financial processes to meet regulatory requirements and achieve growth in revenue & profits. Robin advises many organizations in meeting grant & lender compliance requirements, and identifying and addressing risks within their internal control environment.

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