STAND. COM. REP. NO. 741-16

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2016

 

RE: H.B. No. 1943

H.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2016

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1943, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to preserve access to health care for Medicaid recipients by:

 

(1) Providing an inflationary adjustment to the long-term care reimbursement methodology used to reimburse facilities for medicaid recipients for fiscal year 2016-2017; and

 

(2) Appropriating funds for the inflationary adjustment.

 

Hale Makua Health Services, Healthcare Association of Hawaii, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, One Kalakaua Senior Living, Ann Pearl Rehabilitation and Healthcare, Ohana Pacific Management Company, Inc., Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, Puuwai O Makaha, Hale Kapuna Heritage Home, Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, The Queen's Health Systems, the Clarence T.C. Ching Villas at St. Francis, Garden Isle Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Aloha Nursing Rehab Centre, and many individuals provided testimony in support of this measure. The Department of Human Services provided comments.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1943, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair