2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Evaluate Personal Needs Allowance in E&D Waiver (language only)

Item 325 #10c

Item 325 #10c

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 257, after line 7, insert:
"HH.  The Joint Commission on Health Care, with the cooperation of the Department of Medical Assistance Services, shall evaluate the personal maintenance allowance of the Medicaid Elderly and Disabled Waiver Program.  Such evaluation shall consider the adequacy of such allowance, the effect of the allowance on the selection or continuation of community-based services as compared to institutional services, whether individuals unnecessarily receive institutional care because of the allowance, whether adjustments in the allowance are warranted, and the estimated costs of any changes."

(This language requires an evaluation of adequacy of the personal maintenance allowance and participation in the Medicaid Elderly and Disabled Waiver program.)