1. Assistance may be furnished under this chapter to an otherwise eligible recipient who is a resident of a health care facility licensed under chapter 135C and certified as an intermediate care facility for persons with mental retardation.
2. A county shall reimburse the department on a monthly basis for that portion of the cost of assistance provided under this section to a recipient with legal settlement in the county, which is not paid from federal funds, if the recipient's placement has been approved by the appropriate review organization as medically necessary and appropriate. The department's goal for the maximum time period for submission of a claim to a county is not more than sixty days following the submission of the claim by the provider of the service to the department. The department's goal for completion and crediting of a county for cost settlement for the actual costs of a home and community-based waiver service is within two hundred seventy days of the close of a fiscal year for which cost reports are due from providers. The department shall place all reimbursements from counties in the appropriation for medical assistance, and may use the reimbursed funds in the same manner and for any purpose for which the appropriation for medical assistance may be used.
3. If a county reimburses the department for medical assistance provided under this section and the amount of medical assistance is subsequently repaid through a medical assistance income trust or a medical assistance special needs trust as defined in section 633.707, the department shall reimburse the county on a proportionate basis. The department shall adopt rules to implement this subsection.
4. a. Effective July 1, 1995, the state shall be responsible for all of the nonfederal share of the costs of intermediate care facility for persons with mental retardation services provided under medical assistance to minors. Notwithstanding subsection 2 and contrary provisions of section 222.73, effective July 1, 1995, a county is not required to reimburse the department and shall not be billed for the nonfederal share of the costs of such services provided to minors.
b. Effective July 1, 1995, the state shall be responsible for all of the nonfederal share of medical assistance home and community-based waivers for persons with mental retardation services provided to minors and a county is not required to reimburse the department and shall not be billed for the nonfederal share of the costs of the services.
5. a. The state-county management committee shall recommend to the department the actions necessary to assist in the transition of individuals being served in an intermediate care facility for persons with mental retardation, who are appropriate for the transition, to services funded under a medical assistance waiver for home and community-based services for persons with mental retardation in a manner which maximizes the use of existing public and private facilities. The actions may include but are not limited to submitting any of the following or a combination of any of the following as a request for a revision of the medical assistance waiver for home and community-based services for persons with mental retardation in effect as of June 30, 1996:
b. In implementing the provisions of this subsection, the state-county management committee shall consult with other states. The waiver revision request or other action necessary to assist in the transition of service provision from intermediate care facilities for persons with mental retardation to alternative programs shall be implemented by the department in a manner that can appropriately meet the needs of individuals at an overall lower cost to counties, the federal government, and the state. In addition, the department shall take into consideration significant federal changes to the medical assistance program in formulating the department's actions under this subsection. The department shall consult with the state-county management committee in adopting rules for oversight of facilities converted pursuant to this subsection. A transition approach described in paragraph "a" may be modified as necessary to obtain federal waiver approval. The department shall report on or before January 2, 1997, to the general assembly regarding its actions under this subsection and any federal response, and shall submit an update upon receiving a federal response to the waiver request or other action taken which requires a federal response. If implementation of any of the provisions of this subsection does not require a federal waiver, the department shall implement the provisions in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1996.
(1) Allow for the transition of intermediate care facilities for persons with mental retardation licensed under chapter 135C as of June 30, 1996, to services funded under the medical assistance waiver for home and community-based services for persons with mental retardation. The request shall be for inclusion of additional persons under the waiver associated with the transition.
(2) Allow for reimbursement under the waiver for day program or other service costs.
(3) Allow for exception provisions in which an intermediate care facility for persons wih mental retardation which does not meet size and other facility-related requirements under the waiver in effect on June 30, 1996, may convert to a waiver service for a set period of time such as five years. Following the set period of time, the facility would be subject to the waiver requirements applicable to services which were not operating under the exception provisions.
[C77, 79, 81, § 249A.12]
83 Acts, ch 123, § 96, 209; 84 Acts, ch 1297, § 6; 94 Acts, ch 1120, §2; 94 Acts, ch 1163, §1; 95 Acts, ch 68, § 3; 96 Acts, ch 1129, § 113; 96 Acts, ch 1183, § 30, 31
Referred to in § 331.402, 426B.1
Appropriations to fund the costs under subsection 4 from the property tax relief fund; see § 426B.1(3)
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