2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Devolites
Co-Patron(s): Hamilton
Study Medicaid Personal Maintenance Allowance (language only)

Item 11 #1h

Item 11 #1h

Legislative Department
Joint Commission On Health Care

Page 10, after line 30, insert:
"The Joint Commission on Health Care, with the cooperation of the Department of Medical Assistance Services, shall evaluate the personal maintenance allowance within the Medicaid Elderly and Disabled Waiver Program.  Such evaluation shall consider the adequacy of such allowance, the effect of the allowance on the selection of 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.  The Commission shall report its findings and recommendations to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by December 15, 2002."

(This amendment requires the Joint Commission on Health Care to evaluate the personal maintenance allowance in the Medicaid waiver program to determine if the rate of the allowance results in participants selecting institutional care over community care.)