(A) Subject to division (D) of this section, the director of job and family services shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code establishing the amount of reimbursement or the methods by which amounts of reimbursement are to be determined for home and community-based services specified in division (B)(1) of section 5111.87 of the Revised Code and provided under the components of the medicaid program that the department of developmental disabilities administers under section 5111.871 of the Revised Code. With respect to these rules , all of the following apply:
(1) The rules shall establish procedures for the department of developmental disabilities to follow in arranging for the initial and ongoing collection of cost information from a comprehensive, statistically valid sample of persons and government entities providing the services at the time the information is obtained .
(2) The rules shall establish procedures for the collection of consumer-specific information through an assessment instrument the department of developmental disabilities shall provide to the department of job and family services .
(3) With the information collected pursuant to divisions (A)(1) and (2) of this section, an analysis of that information, and other information the director determines relevant, the rules shall establish reimbursement standards that do all of the following:
(a) Assure that reimbursement is consistent with efficiency, economy, and quality of care;
(b) Consider the intensity of consumer resource need;
(c) Recognize variations in different geographic areas regarding the resources necessary to assure the health and welfare of consumers;
(d) Recognize variations in environmental supports available to consumers.
(B) As part of the process of adopting rules under this section, the director shall consult with the director of developmental disabilities, representatives of county boards of developmental disabilities, persons who provide the home and community-based services, and other persons and government entities the director identifies.
(C) The directors of job and family services and developmental disabilities shall review the rules adopted under this section at times they determine are necessary to ensure that the amount of reimbursement or the methods by which the amounts of reimbursement are to be determined continue to meet the reimbursement standards established under division (A)(3) of this section .
(D) This section applies to home and community-based services provided under the medicaid waiver component known as the transitions developmental disabilities waiver only to the extent, if any, provided by the contract required by section 5111.871 of the Revised Code regarding the waiver.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28,HB 153, §101.01. See act for effective dates.
Amended by 128th General Assemblych.28,SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.
Effective Date: 06-26-2003