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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.
Votes for Bill HB1899 by the House are not available.
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