STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1268

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015

 

RE:   H.C.R. No. 107

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Human Services, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 107 entitled:

 

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO CONSIDER AN ALTERNATE METHODOLOGY FOR ESTABLISHING THE BASIC PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEM RATES FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES, TO REBASE THE RATES AT LEAST EVERY TWO FISCAL YEARS, AND TO INCREASE BED RESERVATION DAYS TO TWENTY-FOUR DAYS PER CALENDAR YEAR FOR HOSPITALIZATION AND OTHER ABSENCES OF RESIDENTS FROM INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to request the Department of Human Services to:

 

(1)  Evaluate and consider an alternate methodology for establishing the basic prospective payment system rates for intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities;

 

(2)  Adopt rules that require rebasing of the basic prospective payment system rates using updated cost report data at least every two fiscal years; and

 


(3)  Adopt rules that allow intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities to reserve a bed for no more than twenty-four days per calendar year for a resident who is absent from the facility, regardless of whether the absence is due to hospitalization or other reasons.

 

     The State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Arc in Hawaii, and several individuals supported this measure.  The Department of Human Services opposed this measure.  An individual commented on this measure.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 107 and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Human Services,

 

 

 

 

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DEE MORIKAWA, Chair