2011 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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Cap Waiver Personal Care Hours

Item 297 #8c

Item 297 #8c

First Year - FY2011 Second Year - FY2012
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2011 $0 FY2012 ($700,000) GF
FY2011 $0 FY2012 ($700,000) NGF

Page 249, line 7, strike "$7,244,217,237" and insert "$7,242,817,237".
Page 268, after line 55, insert:
"YYYY.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend certain 1915 (c) home- and community-based waivers and the Children's Mental Health demonstration grant to cap agency and consumer directed personal care at 56 hours per week, 52 weeks per year, for a total of 2,920 hours per year.  The 1915 (c) waivers shall include the Alzheimer's Assisted Living, Elderly or Disabled with Consumer Direction, and HIV/AIDS Waivers.  The Department shall provide for individual exceptions to this limit using criteria based on dependency in activities of daily living, level of care, and taking into account the risk of institutionalization if additional hours are not provided.  The department shall have authority to promulgate emergency regulations to implement this amendment within 280 days or less from the enactment date of this act."

(This amendment captures savings resulting from capping personal care hours provided through Medicaid home- and community-based waiver programs at 56 hours per week, 52 weeks per year, for a total of 2,920 hours per year. The cap is not applied to personal care hours provided through the Intellectual Disability, Individual and Family Developmental Disabilities Support and Technology Assisted Waivers.)