HB 18-1407

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2018 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House May 01, 2018
  • Passed House May 01, 2018
  • Passed Senate May 04, 2018
  • Signed by Governor May 24, 2018

Access To Disability Services And Stable Workforce

Abstract

Joint Budget Committee. The bill requires the department of health care policy and financing (department) to seek federal approval for a 6.5% increase in the reimbursement rate for certain services specified in the bill that are delivered through the home- and community-based services intellectual and developmental disabilities, supported living services, and children's extensive supports waivers. Service agencies shall use 100% of the increased funding resulting from the increase in the reimbursement rate for compensation, as defined in the bill, for direct support professionals, as defined in the bill. The bill requires service agencies to document the use of the increased funding for compensation using a reporting tool developed by the department and the service agencies, and to submit a report to the department for the 2018-19 through the 2020-21 fiscal years. The department has access to the supporting documentation and may determine that a service agency is not using the increased funding as required. The state department has ongoing discretion to request information from service agencies demonstrating how the agencies are maintaining the increases in compensation for direct support professionals beyond the 3-year reporting period. If the department determines that a service agency does not use 100% of the increased funding resulting from the increase in the reimbursement rate for compensation for direct support professionals, the service agency may take action within a specific time frame to contest the determination or submit a corrective action plan to the department. The department shall recoup from the service agency the amount of funding resulting from the reimbursement rate increase that is not used for compensation for direct support professionals. Once sufficient data is available to assess the impact and outcomes of the reimbursement rate increase on persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the department shall include the impact and outcome data, including staff stability survey data, in its annual report to the general assembly concerning the waiting list for intellectual and developmental disability services. The bill requires the department to initiate 300 nonemergency enrollments from the waiting list for the home- and community-based services developmental disabilities waiver in the 2018-19 state fiscal year. The medical services board (board) in the department shall promulgate rules establishing additional criteria for reserve capacity enrollments based on the age and capacity of a person's parent or caregiver. As part of the rule-making process, the board shall solicit stakeholder feedback from persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The department shall include in a monthly report the number of persons who were moved off the developmental disabilities waiting list for both nonemergency enrollments and reserve capacity enrollments. (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.) , Read More

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


Actions


May 24, 2018

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

May 16, 2018

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

May 15, 2018

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

May 04, 2018

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

May 03, 2018

Senate

Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments

Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
Appropriations

May 01, 2018

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations

  • Introduction
Appropriations

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 30, 2018

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee

House

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
House Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Apr 27, 2018

House

House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations

Apr 19, 2018

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services

  • Introduction
Public Health Care & Human Services

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Committee Amendment PDF
PA1 (04/30/2018) PDF
Introduced (04/19/2018) PDF
Engrossed (04/30/2018) PDF
Reengrossed (05/01/2018) PDF
Revised (05/03/2018) PDF
Rerevised (05/04/2018) PDF
Final Act (05/16/2018) PDF
Signed Act (05/24/2018) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (04/30/2018) PDF
Fiscal Note SA2 (05/03/2018) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/23/2018) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (07/19/2018) PDF

Sources

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