Bill Summary for H 5 (2013-2014)
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AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO PROVIDE TEMPORARY, SHORT-TERM FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO (1) GROUP HOMES SERVING RESIDENTS DETERMINED NOT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAID-COVERED PERSONAL CARE SERVICES AS A RESULT OF CHANGES TO ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA THAT BECAME EFFECTIVE ON JANUARY 1, 2013, AND (2) SPECIAL CARE UNITS SERVING RESIDENTS WHO QUALIFY FOR MEDICAID-COVERED PERSONAL CARE SERVICES ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 2013.Intro. by Dollar, Burr.
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Directs the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to provide a temporary, monthly payment to a group home for a resident made ineligible for Medicaid-covered personal care services following an assessment conducted before December 31, 2012, under changes made in 2012. Defines a group home as a facility that (1) is licensed under GS Chapter 122C, (2) meets the specified definition of a supervised living facility, and (3) serves adults with a primary diagnosis of mental illness or developmental disability, but who may also have other diagnoses. Requires DHHS to use funds in the Transitions to Community Living Fund for the payments. Details the amount and other requirements for the payments, which will be provided beginning February 1, 2013, and will expire on June 30, 2013.