5166.23 [Renumbered from 5111.873] Rules regarding payments for home and community-based services provided under medicaid component.

(A) Subject to division (D) of this section, the medicaid director shall adopt rules under section 5166.02 of the Revised Code establishing the payment amounts or the methods by which the payment amounts are to be determined for home and community-based services specified in division (A)(1) of section 5166.20 of the Revised Code and provided under the components of the medicaid program that the department of developmental disabilities administers under section 5166.21 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 medicaid.

(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 payment standards that do all of the following:

(a) Assure that payment amounts are 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 authorized by 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 medicaid director and director of developmental disabilities shall review the rules authorized by this section at times they determine are necessary to ensure that the payment amounts or the methods by which the payment amounts are to be determined continue to meet the payment 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 5166.21 of the Revised Code regarding the component.

Renumbered from § 5111.873 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

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