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General Assembly

File No. 318

    February Session, 2012

Substitute House Bill No. 5476

House of Representatives, April 10, 2012

The Committee on Human Services reported through REP. TERCYAK of the 26th Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the House, that the substitute bill ought to pass.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2012

New section

Sec. 2

October 1, 2012

New section

HS

Joint Favorable Subst.

 

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Social Services, Dept.

GF - Cost/Revenue Loss

See Below

See Below

Time Period

Current RN Rate $

Proposed Minimum Rate $ under Pilot

First Hour

94.26

75.41

15 Minute Increments of Second Hour

23.56

18.85

Second Hour+ for Visits More than Two Hours

43.07

34.46

Yea

16

Nay

0

(03/22/2012)

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1 Under the pilot program, DSS is required to pay registered nurses (RNs) a rate of at least 80% of the prevailing rate DSS pays home health agencies to provide comparable care. Current RN rates reflect those in the DSS Medical Assistance Fee Schedule for Home Health Services as of January 1, 2012.