Includes whereas clauses.
Directs the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to increase the Personal Need Allowance from $30 to $70 for individual Medicaid recipients who are institutionalized and from $60 to $140 for married couples who are Medicaid recipients when both spouses are institutionalized. Requires DHHS to deduct the applicable increased monthly amounts for personal needs from the total monthly income taken into consideration when applying the individual's or couple's income to the cost of institutionalized care.
Appropriates $4,730,000 in recurring funds in 2019-20 and 2020-21 from the General Fund to DHHS, Division of Health Benefits, to implement the increase. Specifies that the funds are to provide a state match for federal funds.
Effective July 1, 2019.
Bill Summaries: H753 INCREASE PERSONAL NEEDS ALLOWANCE/MEDICAID.
Bill H 753 (2019-2020)Summary date: Apr 15 2019 - View Summary