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Reimbursement Rates Alternative Care Facilities

Concerning enhanced reimbursement rates under the medical assistance program for alternative care facilities with higher staffing ratios.
2020 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

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.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. J. Sonnenberg
Rep. R. Pelton



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