AN ACT TO ADDRESS WORKFORCE STABILITY TO ENSURE A LOWER COST OF CARE OPTION FOR CERTAIN PRIVATE DUTY NURSING UNDER THE NORTH CAROLINA MEDICAID PROGRAM.
Directs the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to increase the rate paid for private duty nursing services for the specified Medicaid Clinical Coverage Policies for beneficiaries groups under 21 years of age and 21 years of age and older to $11.25 per 15 minutes.
Appropriates $5.8 million in recurring funds for each year of the 2021-23 biennium to DHHS, Division of Health Benefits to implement the mandated Medicaid rate increase. Specifies that the funds provide a State match for $12,129,000 of federal funds for 2021-23, and appropriates those federal funds to the Division for the same purpose.
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