Representative Larson and Representative Duran, bill sponsors, introduced House Bill 20-1331. The bill directs the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to create and implement an expedited enrollment process for providers of nonmedical transportation services for Medicaid clients participating in certain home and community based services (HCBS) waivers. The expedited process must be in effect by July 1, 2021. The requirement applies to the following seven HCBS waiver programs:
• Elderly, Blind, and Disabled;
• Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities;
• Community Mental Health Supports;
• Brain Injury;
• Children with Autism;
• Children's Home and Community Based Services; and
• Spinal Cord Injury.
In addition, HCPF is required to work with stakeholders to develop a report identifying barriers and potential solutions to accessing transportation services within the long-term support and services system. The report must be submitted to the General Assembly by January 15, 2021.