PCA Proposed Regulations – Public Hearing
130 CMR 422.000: Personal Care Services 

When:

Friday, June 24 at 10 a.m.

Where:

Lazare Research Building  (New location!)
Blais Pavilion

UMass Medical School University Campus

55 Lake Avenue North

Worcester

  • MassHealth has just proposed restricting overtime hours that PCAs can work. Here are some of the basic points around this:
  • A cap on overtime usage is proposed to start September 1, with PCAs being limited to 40 hours/week work, though the state doesn’t anticipate full compliance will be feasible by then.
  • An exemption policy will be established.
  • PCA overtime is costing the state in the range of $1 million/week.
  • 7,300 consumers used PCAs who work over 40 hours/week.
  • Approximately 6,000 PCAs are collecting overtime pay.
  • The budget for the PCA program is now $704 million, of which half is reimbursed by the federal government.

Need transportation to this hearing? Contact Mike Kennedy

 

Mike Kennedy

ADA Access & Advocacy Coordinator

Center for Living & Working, Inc.

484 Main Street, Suite 345

Worcester, MA 01608

 

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