TEMPORARY FUNDING/GROUP HOMES & SCUs (NEW).

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 5 (Public) Filed Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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.

Status: Ch. SL 2013-4 (House Action) (Mar 6 2013)

Bill History:

H 5/S.L. 2013-4

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Mar 7 2013 - More information

    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. Enacted March 6, 2013. Effective March 6, 2013.


  • Summary date: Feb 21 2013 - More information

    The amendment makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Establishes that the amount of temporary financial assistance payments will not exceed $694 per month for group home residents that become ineligible for Medicaid-covered PCS on or after January 1, 2013 (was, after an independent assessment conducted prior to December 31, 2012) due to changes in specified PCS eligibility criteria.


  • Summary date: Feb 20 2013 - More information

    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.

     


  • Summary date: Jan 30 2013 - More information

    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.


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