40 House Members & 18 Senators File MADCA-Sponsored Rates Legislation

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S. 173 (Lead Sponsor Sen. Sal DiDomenico) and H. 2898 (Lead Sponsor, Rep. John Scibek) would – if passed – ensure long term fair and reasonable rates of reimbursement.  This legislation follows the example of Human Services Chapter 257 by calling for a process for revising the rate reserve process.

Specifically, the legislation would instruct the Board of Early Education or the State to:

  • develop cost-based fair and reasonable rates;
  • conduct an annual public hearing on rates;
  • ensure – at minimum – annual cost of living increase (CPI index);
  • create a rates appeal process for individual providers.