Citations Affected: None (noncode).
Synopsis: Consumer directed care Medicate waiver for elderly and
disabled. Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning to apply
for a Medicaid waiver that would allow certain Medicaid eligible
elderly and disabled persons to receive a cash allowance or control of
a specific budget so that they may purchase certain eligible services.
Allows the office to include a request that the office provide an eligible
Medicaid recipient with a case manager to assist the recipient.
Effective: July 1, 2003.
January 23, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Ways and Means.
A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning Medicaid.
recipient that meets the recipient's long term care needs and that
would otherwise make the recipient at risk for institutional
(c) As used in this SECTION, "office" refers to the office of Medicaid policy and planning established by IC 12-8-6-1.
(d) Before January 1, 2004, the office shall apply to the United States Department of Health and Human Services for approval of a waiver (commonly referred to as the cash and counseling or cash and carrying demonstration) that would allow an eligible Medicaid recipient to receive a cash allowance or control of a specific budget so that the recipient may purchase eligible services. The office may include in the waiver request a provision that would allow the office to provide an eligible Medicaid recipient with a case manager to assist the recipient by assessing the recipient's needs and establishing the recipient's budget.
(e) The office may not implement the waiver until the office files an affidavit with the governor attesting that the federal waiver applied for under this SECTION is in effect. The office shall file the affidavit under this subsection not later than five (5) days after the office is notified that the waiver is approved.
(f) If the office receives a waiver under this SECTION from the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the governor receives the affidavit filed under subsection (e), the office shall implement the waiver not more than sixty (60) days after the governor receives the affidavit.
(g) The office may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 necessary to implement this SECTION.
(h) This SECTION expires December 31, 2009.