5166.121 [Renumbered from 5111.862] Home first component for the Ohio home care waiver program.

(A) Unless the Ohio home care waiver program is terminated pursuant to section 5165.12 of the Revised Code, the department of medicaid shall establish a home first component for the Ohio home care waiver program. An individual is eligible for the Ohio home care waiver program's home first component if the individual has been determined to be eligible for the Ohio home care waiver program and at least one of the following applies:

(1) If the individual is under twenty-one years of age, the individual received inpatient hospital services for at least fourteen consecutive days, or had at least three inpatient hospital stays during the twelve months, immediately preceding the date the individual applies for the Ohio home care waiver program.

(2) If the individual is at least twenty-one but less than sixty years of age, the individual received inpatient hospital services for at least fourteen consecutive days immediately preceding the date the individual applies for the Ohio home care waiver program.

(3) The individual received private duty nursing services under the medicaid program for at least twelve consecutive months immediately preceding the date the individual applies for the Ohio home care waiver program.

(4) The individual does not reside in a nursing facility or hospital long-term care unit at the time the individual applies for the Ohio home care waiver program but is at risk of imminent admission to a nursing facility or hospital long-term care unit due to a documented loss of a primary caregiver.

(5) The individual resides in a nursing facility at the time the individual applies for the Ohio home care waiver program.

(6) At the time the individual applies for the Ohio home care waiver program, the individual participates in the money follows the person demonstration project authorized by section 6071 of the "Deficit Reduction Act of 2005," Pub. L. No. 109-171, as amended, and either resides in a residential treatment facility or inpatient hospital setting.

(B) An individual determined to be eligible for the home first component of the Ohio home care waiver program shall be enrolled in the program in accordance with rules adopted under section 5166.02 of the Revised Code.

History. Renumbered from § 5111.862 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.