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.)