HB1912 Requires the Department of Social Services and representatives of in-home service providers to negotiate a reimbursement rate.
Sponsor: Stokan, Lana Ladd (76) Effective Date:00/00/0000
CoSponsor: LR Number: 3458L.01I
Last Action: 02/17/2000 - Referred: Social Services, Medicaid and the Elderly (H)
HB1912
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HB 1912 -- Reimbursement Rates for In-Home Service Providers

Sponsor:  Ladd Stokan

This bill requires the application of a negotiated reimbursement
rate, termed a "trend factor," for in-home service providers for
each fiscal year, beginning in fiscal year 2002.  In-home
service providers are individuals or entities under contract
with the state to provide eligible adults with services in their
homes.  The trend factor is to be determined through
negotiations between the Department of Social Services and
representatives of in-home provider associations which are
established with the intent of holding such providers harmless
against cost increases.  Negotiations must begin by October 1
and conclude by December 1 of the calendar year immediately
prior to the fiscal year in which the negotiated trend factor
will apply.  The negotiated trend factor may not exceed the
basket price index established by the Health Care Financing
Administration for that year.  If negotiations between the
department and the in-home providers associations fail to meet
the deadlines established in the bill, the general inflation
rate plus 2% is to be used as the reimbursement rate.  If the
negotiated trend factor is not fully funded through state
appropriations, the bill specifies the appropriated trend factor
as an unfunded liability of the state.  The trend factor for
each subsequent year is to be based on the negotiated trend
factor from the previous fiscal year and not on the appropriated
trend factor.


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