Public Hearing on Temporary Nursing Agency Regulation

The state’s Division of Health Care Finance & Policy (DHCFP) is holding a public hearing and accepting written comments on amendments to regulations regarding temporary nursing services.

According to an official hearing notice, DHCFP is required to review and establish maximum rates that temporary nursing agencies may charge facilities annually. The proposed regulation is estimated to result in an increase of 4.13%, or $2.56 million, in aggregate provider expenditures for temporary nursing services.

It should be noted that eighteen of the 108 nursing facility rates decrease, all in Health Service Area 3 – Merrimack Valley, due to a decrease in the median reimbursement paid to permanent staff at nursing facilities in that region, according to the notice.

The hearing will take place at 10:00am on Wednesday, September 7th at DHCFP Headquarters, located at 2 Boylston St in Boston. For more info on the regulation, visit the regulation page on DHCFP’s website (See or search 114.3 CMR 45.00)

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