Review of Program Innovation Applications
. A community
health center may apply for a prospective adjustment of its payment rates under
or establishment of a rate separate from its
payment rates under
in order to implement a program innovation that
advances a high priority policy initiative of the Commonwealth. EOHHS will
review and act on such a request within 60 days after receipt of a program
innovation application consisting of, but not limited to, a description of the
purpose and scope of the program innovation, including number of personnel
involved and proposed implementation process and timeline, and a detailed
budget of expected additional costs and project volume associated with the
. An application pursuant to 101 CMR 304.06
may be submitted on the basis of implementing a program innovation that
advances a current high priority policy initiative of a state agency.
. EOHHS will not approve an application submitted pursuant
to 101 CMR 304.06
(1), unless the community health center demonstrates that it
will implement the program innovation within three months of the effective date
of the adjustment of its payment rates or the effective date of the separate
rate. EOHHS reserves the right to lower the rate retroactive to the date on
which the program innovation became effective if the program innovation is not
implemented or if actual costs are lower than projected.
Authority to Issue Additional
Guidance. EOHHS reserves the right to issue an administrative
bulletin on this program innovation provision including, but not limited to, an
administrative bulletin to specify requirements related to applications,
evaluation, use of funds, recordkeeping, and reporting.
Register Issue 1351, eff.
Register Issue 1381, eff.
Register Issue 1412, eff.
Register Issue 1459, eff.
Register Issue 1486, eff.