The act directs the department of health care policy and financing (department) to do the following, with respect to nursing facility providers (nursing facilities):
- Issue additional supplemental payments as directed for the 2021-22 state fiscal year;
- Establish reporting and result tracking requirements necessary to administer additional supplemental funding;
- Pursue federal matching funds to reduce the state share of costs to the maximum amount possible; and
- Engage with stakeholders to produce a report including ways to improve methodology, practices regarding care and services to compassionate release individuals from the department of corrections, and funding for nursing facilities. The department shall submit the report to the joint budget committee and committees of the general assembly on or before November 1, 2022.
The act grants the department authority to promulgate rules as necessary for implementation of the payments and their supporting requirements.
The supplemental payments and their supporting requirements are repealed, effective July 1, 2023.
For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $17,000,500 is appropriated to the department of health care policy and financing for use by medical services premiums based on the assumption that the department will receive federal funds to implement the act.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)