Bill Summary for H 512 (2017-2018)
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AN ACT REGARDING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 1915(C) MEDICAID WAIVER FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY; AUTHORIZING TOWNSHIP HOSPITALS STILL OPERATING UNDER PRE-1983 PUBLIC HOSPITAL LAWS TO EXERCISE SOME OF THE ADDITIONAL POWERS AND AUTHORITIES GRANTED TO PUBLIC HOSPITALS OPERATING UNDER ARTICLE 2 OF CHAPTER 131E OF THE GENERAL STATUTES; REDEFINING THE TERM "LEGACY CARE MEDICAL FACILITY" FOR PURPOSES OF CERTIFICATE OF NEED REVIEW; REQUIRING THAT LEGACY MEDICAL CARE FACILITIES EXEMPTED FROM CERTIFICATE OF NEED REVIEW OPERATE WITHIN THE SAME SERVICE AREAS AS THE FACILITY THAT CEASED CONTINUOUS OPERATIONS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EXTENSION OF THE TIME BY WHICH A FACILITY MUST BE OPERATIONAL IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR CERTIFICATE OF NEED EXEMPTION AS A LEGACY MEDICAL CARE FACILITY.Intro. by Torbett.
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Requires the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), beginning October 1, 2017, to report quarterly to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Medicaid and NC Health Choice, the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services, the chairs of Senate Appropriations on Health and Human Services, the chairs of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Health and Human Services, and the Fiscal Research Division on the status and implementation of the 1915(c) waiver for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) that has been submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.
Requires DHHS to adopt rules or medical coverage policies relating to service programs for individuals with TBI. Also requires DHHS to develop a best practice model system that includes a comprehensive continuum of care and an array of short‑term and long‑term treatments, rehabilitation options, and home and community support services as part of the TBI waiver. Requires DHHS to strive to maintain adequate reimbursement rates for residential and community‑based care programs that serve individuals with traumatic brain injury.