HB 665/SB 610 – Address Direct Support Staffing Crisis/Medicaid

HB 665/SB 610 – Address Direct Support Staffing Crisis/Medicaid

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Donna White (R-Johnston); Rep. Donny Lambeth (R-Forsyth)

 

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Jim Burgin (R-Harnett, Johnston, Lee); Sen. Joyce Krawiec (R-Davie, Forsyth); Sen. Jim Perry (R-Lenoir, Wayne)

Summary

This bill:

  • Requires the Division of Health Benefits to adjust the PMPM capitation amount paid to LME/MCOs operating capitated contracts for mental health, intellectual and other developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services to include amounts sufficient to increase wages paid to direct support personnel working in intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
  • Appropriates $17.5M in recurring funds for the 2021-2022 fiscal year and $21.8M in recurring funds for the 2022-2023 fiscal year to be used to adjust the PMPM capitation amount paid to LME/MCOs.
  • Recommends the Division consider cost-of-living adjustments and wage and hour cost-of-living adjustments for direct support personnel when setting the PMPM capitation amount paid to LME/MCOs for future capitation rate cycles.

 

Movement

HB 665

Filed 4/22/2021

 

SB 610

Filed – 4/6/2021

This bill was re-referred to the following Senate Committees:

-Appropriations/Base Budget

-Rules and Operations of the Senate

 

 
 

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