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Title Reimbursement Rates Alternative Care Facilities
Status Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely (06/13/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors R. Pelton (R)
Senate Sponsors J. Sonnenberg (R)
House Committee
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 02/20/2020

The bill requires the state board of medical services to adopt rules
creating an enhanced or tiered reimbursement rate or rates for secure
alternative care facilities that have higher staffing ratios due to providing
services to persons with dementia or other conditions. The department of
health care policy and financing shall confer with interested stakeholders

concerning the appropriate reimbursement rate or rates and may review
enhanced or tiered reimbursement rate structures from other states. The
state department shall seek any federal authorization necessary to
implement the reimbursement rates.

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