SB 971 - This act provides that personal care services shall be provided for persons residing in a residential care facility I or II who are eligible for Medicaid coverage. Such recipients shall be assessed by the department of health and senior services to determine the amount of personal care services the residential care facility is authorized to be reimbursed for under the federal Medicaid laws. There will be three categories of assistance established representing various amounts of minutes for which an eligible recipient needs assistance- minimal, moderate and maximum. This act calls for a reimbursement rate for the residential care facility to be established based on the assessments made of the recipient by the department.


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