SB 1651 by *Gresham

(HB 1899) by *Hensley

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Senior Citizens - As introduced, modifies nursing facility diversion requirements at time of nursing home admission concerning home and community-based services. - Amends TCA Title 63; Title 68 and Title 71.
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  • Actions For SB1651Date
    Assigned to Gen. Sub of S. GW,H&HR Comm.04/06/2011
    P2C, ref. to S. GW,H&HR Comm.02/24/2011
    Intro., P1C.02/23/2011
    Filed for intro.02/17/2011
    Actions For HB1899Date
    Assigned to s/c General Sub of HHR03/01/2011
    P2C, ref. to Health & Human Resources Committee02/24/2011
    Filed for intro.02/17/2011
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    No amendments for HB1899.

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    Bill Summary

    Present law requires the commissioner of finance and administration to develop and implement strategies to encourage the utilization of cost-effective home and community-based services in lieu of institutional placement. The commissioner must specify in contractor risk agreements with integrated long-term care contractors requirements related to nursing facility diversion. The requirements may include the following:
    (1) Documentation prior to approval of nursing facility admission that an individual and the individual's family or other caregivers have been advised of home and community-based alternatives and that the alternatives are not appropriate, cost-effective or desired; and
    (2) A requirement for care coordinators to work with hospital discharge planners and to provide face-to-face visits in nursing facilities within a minimum number of days following admission to develop a plan, as appropriate, for transition back to a home or community-based setting.

    This bill adds to (1) that the documentation must indicate that the alternatives to nursing home admission are not sufficient, appropriate, cost-effective or desired by the individual or the individual's legal representative.

  • No fiscal note for this bill.
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    Votes for Bill HB1899 by the House are not available.

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    Votes for Bill SB1651 by the Senate are not available.