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Chapter 198

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  198.189.  Medicaid payment system for assisted living facilities to be implemented — options. — The department of social services, MO HealthNet division, and the department of health and senior services, division of senior and disability services shall work together to implement a new Medicaid payment system for assisted living facilities defined in section 198.006.  The departments shall look at possible options including but not limited to federal Medicaid waivers, state plan amendments, and provisions of the federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 that will allow a tiered rate system via a bundled monthly rate for all services not included in the room and board function of the facility, including but not limited to:  adult day care/socialization activities, escort services, essential shopping, health maintenance activities, housekeeping activities, meal preparation, laundry services, medication assistance (set-up and administration), personal care services, assistance with activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living, transportation services, nursing supervision, health promotion and exercise programming, emergency call systems, incontinence supplies, and companion services.  The amount of the personal funds allowance for the Medicaid recipient residing in an assisted living facility shall include enough money for over-the-counter medications and co-payments for Medicaid and Medicare Part D services.  The departments shall work with assisted living facility provider groups in developing this new payment system.  The department of social services shall submit all necessary applications for implementing this new system singularly or within a multiservice state Medicaid waiver application to the secretary of the federal Department of Health and Human Services by July 1, 2007.

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(L. 2006 S.B. 616 § 1, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1299 Revision)


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