A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO ADJUST MEDICAID PERSONAL CARE SERVICES TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SAFEGUARDS FOR QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS AND TO REPORT TO THE HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, THE SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND TO THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends Section 10.9F(c) of SL 2012-142, as amended, to removetheTier I (Medicaid Personal Care Services)and Tier II (EnhancedMedicaid Personal Care Services)eligibility labels added in the first edition, which createda two-tiereligibilityprogram for personal care services forMedicaid recipients. Deletes specification that Tier II provides an additional 50 hours of personal care services for persons with Alzheimers, other forms of dementia, or other specified debilitating diseases. Instead,identifies categories of physical and mental health needs and disabilities, which when present in a Medicaid recipient, make that individual eligible for additional personal care services.Allows Medicaid recipients meeting the qualifications of the current personal care services programwho need those additional personal care services and meet the additional qualificationsto be eligible for 50 hours of service beyond the 80 hours of personal care services currently allowed, fora total of 130 hours of service. Retains requirement that a Medicaid recipient must have an attestation from a doctor that the recipient meets all of the requirements in subdivisions 3a. through 3d.
Makes additional conforming changes to this act.Amends the short title and the long title.
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