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Pediatric Palliative Care

4590-1503

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
  • Description
  • Proposals
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 $2,606,334 $2,606,334
FY17 $1,844,982 $1,804,578
FY16 $1,874,493 $1,800,000
FY15 $1,624,983 $1,550,000
FY14 $1,583,835 $1,500,000
FY13 $880,416 $821,051
FY12 $862,179 $790,732
FY11 $882,687 $786,444
FY10 $900,197 $786,444
FY09 $909,527 $786,850
FY08 $937,678 $800,000
FY07 $972,463 $800,000
FY06 $0 $0
FY05$0$0
FY04$0$0
FY03$0$0
FY02$0$0
FY01$0$0
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Between and
Funding for Pediatric Palliative Care
178.0%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Notes

  • Use caution comparing funding for this line item FY09-FY10. In FY10, funding for information technology was taken out of this line item and shifted to a centralized information technology account. The exact amount of this accounting change is not available.

The Pediatric Palliative Care program provides supportive services to Massachusetts children with life-limiting illnesses and their families through a network of ten hospices. Palliative care provides support throughout the course of a child’s illness or disease, and is not limited to the end of life.

Children 18 or younger are eligible for the program if they have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, such as cancer, AIDS, or congenital disorders. Eligibility is not linked to income, although the program only pays for services that are not covered by other insurance that the child or family may have.

The Dept. of Public Health contracts with hospices to provide services, such as consultations for pain, symptom management, counseling, and respite services, for eligible children and their families. State funding for this program is supplemented by hundreds of hours of volunteer time and fundraising by the hospice agencies.

Updated January, 2015

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 GAA $2,606,334 $2,606,334
FY18 Leg $2,606,334 $2,606,334
FY18 Sen $2,606,334 $2,606,334
FY18 SWM $2,606,334 $2,606,334
FY18 Hou $1,806,334 $1,806,334
FY18 HWM $1,806,334 $1,806,334
FY18 Gov $1,806,334 $1,806,334
FY17 $1,844,982 $1,804,578

Notes

  • Use caution comparing funding for this line item FY09-FY10. In FY10, funding for information technology was taken out of this line item and shifted to a centralized information technology account. The exact amount of this accounting change is not available.