Current law provides for the establishment of a single entry point system that consists of single entry point agencies throughout the state for the purpose of enabling persons 18 years of age or older in need of long-term care to access appropriate long-term care services.
The bill requires the state board of the department of health care policy and financing (department) to adopt rules providing for the establishment of a redesigned case management system (system), no later than July 1, 2024, that consists of case management agencies throughout the state for the purpose of enabling individuals in need of long-term care to access appropriate long-term services and supports. No later than December 31, 2021, the department shall work with stakeholders to develop a timeline for the implementation of the system. No later than December 31, 2022, the department shall issue a competitive solicitation in order to select case management agencies for the system.
The bill makes conforming amendments to replace the terms "community-centered board" and "single entry point agency" with "case management agency".
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)