MassHealth will be holding a virtual public hearing about the proposed amendments to the MassHealth PCA Program Regulations on Friday, September 24, 2021 starting at 10:00AM. The proposed amendments can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/regulations/130-CMR-422000-personal-care-attendant-services. Information on the public hearing can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/masshealth-public-hearings.
If you have received a letter from Tempus Unlimited and have additional questions about the transition, please visit https://tempusunlimited.org/ma-transition/.
On July 22, 2021, MassHealth announced the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provided a temporary 10% PCA wage increase retroactive to July 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. The increase brings the PCA hourly rate to $17.71 per hour. A retro payment will be made to any PCA paid for July dates for service paid prior to the announcement. The retro rate of pay will be the difference between the $16.10 per hour originally paid and the new rate of $17.71, $1.61 per hour. These payments will be made starting August 6, 2021 and during the week of August 9 through August 13, 2021. Below is how this payment will appear on your pay stub.
Please see the pay rates by date below and the informational flyer created by MassHealth below.
|From August 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021: $15.75/hour
||From July 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021: $17.71/hour||From January 1, 2022 and After: $16.10/hour
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The Executive Office of Health and Human Services released two memos regarding COVID-19 in Massachusetts on February 12, 2021. The first, outlines the launch of a new vaccine site finder and appointment finder for some sites. This memo can be found here. The second memo has additional information with vaccine dosages, new appointment availability, and call center support for residents 75 years old and over. That memo can be found here.
MassHealth has released their plan for PCAs to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. To view the letter outlining the plan, please follow this link. Individuals that are eligible for the vaccine can find more information about where and when they can get vaccinated by going to https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccine-locations-for-individuals-currently-eligible-to-be-vaccinated#find-a-location-to-get-vaccinated-if-eligible-.
Information on the documentation needed for vaccination appointments can be found at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccinations-for-health-care-workers#appointment-documentation-. This link includes the attestation form eligible individuals are required to complete before going to their appointment.
PCAs can request personal protective equipment, such as masks and gloves, through the PCA union (1199SEIU) by visiting the following links:
Note: This resource is available to all PCAs participating in the MassHealth PCA program. Consumers cannot obtain PPE through the above links. For additional information about PPE for consumers and non-PCAs, please visit www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus or https://bit.ly/2D4sm9N.
A .pdf has been created by MassHealth with this information. It can be downloaded by clicking the link below.
MassHealth is also beginning the gradual implementation of EVV starting January 1, 2022. They will be holding bi-monthly virtual town hall meetings to hear feedback on EVV. Please check back for information on the next meeting. For more information on EVV please visit www.mass.gov.
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021(ARPA) extended the Families First Coronavirus Response Act paid leave until 9/30/2021. Starting 4/1/2021, up to an additional 10 days of paid leave (up to 80 hours, or a part-time employee's two week equivalent) has been granted to individuals who had previously used this provision. Additionally, three more reasons (getting the COVID vaccine, recovering from an adverse reaction from the vaccine, and awaiting the results of a COVID diagnosis or test) have been added to take this leave. Please follow this link to the voucher to request payment for this leave.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts PFLMA benefits began on January 1, 2021. Please read the notice below on qualified reasons to take and how to apply for PFLMA benefits.