News Council submits testimony at two Chapter 257 hearings

The Providers’ Council submitted testimony today at two Chapter 257 hearings regarding updated rates for Certain In-Home Basic Living Supports and Certain Adult Community Mental Health Services.

The rates were being updated to include a cost adjustment factor (CAF) of 2.66 percent and all staff salaries were benchmarked to the Massachusetts Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) median wages as dated May 2022 at the 53rd percentile. The tax and fringe rates for both services were also benchmarked to 27.38 percent and the administrative allocation was benchmarked to 12 percent.

Among other requests, the Council urged the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) to incorporate the 75th percentile of the BLS data to ensure community-based human services organizations are able to recruit and retain workers in an increasingly competitive environment.

Click here to read the Council’s full testimony.

EOHHS will also hold two hearings on Friday, July 12 regarding updating rates for Certain Youth and Children Services and for Adult Long-term Residential Services.

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