SB12-128 - Alternative Care Facility Reimbursement Pilot

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning Achieving Efficiencies In The Medicaid Long-Term Care Program Through Greater Utilization Of Alternative Care Facilities.

The bill establishes the 3-year alternative care facilities pilot program (pilot program) designed to increase the utilization of alternative care facilities in the medicaid program. Alternative care facilities participating in the pilot program will receive a reimbursement for not more than 1000 clients equal to $3000 per client, per month, after considering the client portion of the cost, to provide long-term care services to clients who have been residing in a nursing facility prior to the referral to an alternative care facility. The single entry point agency shall assess the client residing in a nursing facility to determine whether the client will achieve the same or better health outcomes and client satisfaction in the alternative care facility.

On or before September 1, 2013, September 1, 2014, and September 1, 2015, the department of health care policy and financing shall report to the joint budget committee of the general assembly and the health and human services committee of the senate and the health and environment committee of the house of representatives concerning the design, implementation, and outcomes of the pilot program on client health outcomes, costs, and client satisfaction.

The pilot program repeals on July 1, 2016.

House Committees

Latest update: June 8, 2012
06/08/2012 Governor Action - Signed
05/16/2012 Sent to the Governor
05/16/2012 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/11/2012 Signed by the President of the Senate
04/30/2012 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
04/18/2012 House Third Reading Passed
04/09/2012 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily
04/05/2012 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
03/27/2012 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
03/22/2012 House Committee on Health and Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/13/2012 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health and Environment
03/12/2012 Senate Third Reading Passed
03/09/2012 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
03/06/2012 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
03/01/2012 Senate Committee on Health and Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
01/31/2012 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health and Human Services