5164.77 [Renumbered from 5111.0213] Adjustment of medicaid payments; payment for aide or nursing services.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Aide services" means all of the following:

(a) Home health aide services available under the home health services benefit pursuant to 42 C.F.R. 440.70(b)(2);

(b) Home care attendant services available under a home and community-based services medicaid waiver component;

(c) Personal care aide services available under a home and community-based services medicaid waiver component.

(2) "Independent provider" means an individual who personally provides aide services or nursing services and is not employed by, under contract with, or affiliated with another entity that provides those services.

(3) "Nursing services" means all of the following:

(a) Nursing services available under the home health services benefit pursuant to 42 C.F.R. 440.70(b)(1);

(b) Private duty nursing services as defined in 42 C.F.R. 440.80;

(c) Nursing services available under a home and community-based services medicaid waiver component.

(B) The department of medicaid shall do all of the following:

(1) Effective October 1, 2011, reduce the medicaid program's first-hour-unit price for aide services to ninety-seven per cent of the price paid on June 30, 2011, and for nursing services to ninety-five per cent of the price paid on June 30, 2011;

(2) Effective October 1, 2011, pay for a service that is an aide service or a nursing service provided by an independent provider eighty per cent of the price it pays for the same service provided by a provider that is not an independent provider;

(3) Not sooner than July 1, 2012, adjust the medicaid payment rates for aide services and nursing services in a manner that reflects, at a minimum, labor market data, education and licensure status, home health agency and independent provider status, and length of service visit.

(C) The department shall strive to have the adjustment made under division (B)(3) of this section go into effect on July 1, 2012. The reductions made under divisions (B)(1) and (2) of this section shall remain in effect until the adjustment made under division (B)(3) of this section goes into effect.

History. Renumbered from § 5111.0213 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 6/30/2011.