2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Wampler
PACE Start-up Costs

Item 322 #3s

Item 322 #3s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $750,000 GF

Page 295, line 40, strike "$75,395,971" and insert "$76,145,971".
Page 298, after line 46, insert:
"K.  Out of this appropriation, $750,000 from the general fund the second year is for  five grants up to $150,000 each for start-up funds for potential Programs for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) programs for participants in the 2004 Market Assessment conducted for the Department of Medical Assistance Services through a grant from the National PACE Association.  Grant funding may be used for staffing, development of business plans, and other start-up activities.  To be eligible for grant funding, organizations must submit the following documentation to the Department of Medical Assistance Services no later than September 1, 2005:  (i) completion of a market assessment that demonstrates sufficient potential PACE participants to develop a PACE program; (ii) demonstration of partnerships with acute care hospitals, nursing facilities, and other potential partners; (iii) designation of an adult day health care center from which to operate a PACE program; and (iv) identification of funding partners to sustain a PACE project."

(This amendment provides $750,000 for five grants of up to $150,000 each for start-up funds for potential Programs for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) programs. Potential PACE providers include: 1) Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc.; 2) Jefferson Area Board for Aging; 3) PACE of the Blue Ridge; 4) Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens; and 5) a coalition of the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church and the counties of Arlington and Fairfax. PACE is an option for poor, frail elderly Virginians, 55 years of age or older, who are dually enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare. PACE provides and coordinates preventive, primary, acute and long-term care services to senior citizens so they may avoid nursing home placements and continue living in their home communities.)