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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Senate committee substitute makes following changes to 1st edition. Requires Department of Health and Human Service (Department) to provide temporary monthly assistance to a group home on behalf of a resident who was eligible for Medicaid-covered personal care services (PCS) before January 1, 2013, but is determined to be ineligible on or after January 1, 2013. Specifies that payments are only to be made from the $39.7 million appropriated in 2012-13 for assistance to adult care homes as they transition into the State's Transitions to Community Living Initiative. Adds new provisions directing Department to provide temporary, monthly payment to a licensed special care unit on behalf of a resident who was eligible for PCS before January 1, 2013, and is determined to be eligible for PCs on or after January 1, 2013. Details the amount and other requirements for the payments, which will be provided beginning March 1, 2013, and ending June 30, 2013.
Requires the Department to provide temporary monthly assistance to an adult care home on behalf of a resident who (1) was eligible for PCS before January 1, 2013; (2) completed an independent assessment process, regardless of whether it was completed before December 31, 2012; and (3) is determined to be ineligible for PCS on or after January 1, 2013, due to changes made in 2012.
In order to comply with federal requirements and a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, directs General Assembly not to appropriate State funds for 2013-14 or 2014-15 for the Transitions to Community Living Initiative or for the purposes of providing temporary, monthly assistance as set forth in the act.
Makes conforming amendments to title and other technical changes.
Provisions of act providing for temporary, monthly payments are effective when the act becomes law and expire June 30, 2013. Remainder of act is effective when it becomes law.