2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Dunnavant
Reimbursement Policy for Personal Care Services (language only)

Item 304 #36s

Item 304 #36s

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 384, after line 31, insert:

"YYYY. It is the intent of the General Assembly that rates for personal, respite and companion care services shall be increased separately for consumer-directed and agency-directed consistent with the results of any rate setting analysis, based on cost factors of providing the service, such that any rate increase compared to the benchmark rates determined in rate setting process reflect the same ratio to the benchmark rate for both consumer-directed and agency-directed."


(This amendment establishes a state reimbursement policy for rate setting for personal care services such that the rates for consumer-directed and agency-directed reimbursement to accommodate for unique costs and benefits.)