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SB21-214

State Payment Hospice Providers Residential Care

Concerning state payments to licensed hospice facilities for residential care provided to certain persons enrolled in the medical assistance program, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subject:
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

Joint Budget Committee. The bill authorizes a state payment to qualified hospice providers, as defined in the bill, that provide hospice services in a licensed hospice facility to persons enrolled in the medical assistance program who are eligible for care in a nursing facility but who are unable to secure a bed in a nursing facility due to the presence of COVID-19 in the state or for other reasons described in the bill. The eligible patient, as defined in the bill, must have a hospice diagnosis. The state payment to a qualified hospice provider is limited to not more than 28 days for each eligible patient.

The qualified hospice provider must provide residential services to an eligible patient during the fourth quarter of the 2020-21 fiscal year or during the 2021-22 fiscal year.

The state payment is an amount equal to one-half of the statewide average per diem rate for nursing facilities. State payments are limited to appropriations for this purpose.

The department of health care policy and financing shall administer the state payment and shall seek input from qualified hospice providers concerning the administration of the payment and the allocation of available appropriations.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Passed
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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    05/04/2021 Signed Act PDF
    04/26/2021 Final Act PDF
    04/19/2021 Rerevised PDF
    04/15/2021 Revised PDF
    04/09/2021 Reengrossed PDF
    04/08/2021 Engrossed PDF
    04/05/2021 Introduced PDF