CA Welf & Inst Code Section 14132.925


(a)

(1)Notwithstanding any other provision of law or regulation to the contrary, to the extent federal financial participation is available, in furtherance of Section 14105.06 and subdivisions (a) and (c) of Section 14132.92, effective July 1, 2007, a licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-habilitative, licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-nursing, or licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled shall be responsible for providing day treatment and transportation services consistent with Section 14105.06 and subdivision (a) of Section 14132.92, that are selected and authorized through the individual program plan process pursuant to Sections 4646 and 4646.5 and applicable regulations, for each beneficiary receiving those services who resides in that licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-habilitative, licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-nursing, or licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled.

(2)

(A)The services described in paragraph (1) shall be arranged by the regional center pursuant to Sections 4646 and 4646.5 and applicable regulations.

(B)

The licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-habilitative, licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-nursing, or licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled shall reimburse the regional center for the full costs of making the disbursements to day treatment and transportation service providers.

(3)

Nothing in this section shall authorize the licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-habilitative, licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-nursing, or licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled to substitute day treatment or transportation services not selected and authorized through the individual program plan process pursuant to Sections 4646 and 4646.5 and applicable regulations.

(b)

(1)The State Department of Developmental Services shall be responsible for reimbursing a licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-habilitative, licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-nursing, or licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled for the costs of reimbursing the regional center for the full cost of making disbursements for day treatment and transportation services, plus a coordination fee which will include an administrative fee and reimbursement for increased costs associated with the quality assurance fee. This payment shall be a supplement to the Medi-Cal payment from the State Department of Health Care Services described in Sections 14105.06 and 14132.92.

(2)

A licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-habilitative, licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-nursing, or licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled may authorize the regional center to invoice the State Department of Developmental Services on its behalf for the services described in subdivision (a).

(3)

(A)The licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-habilitative, licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-nursing, or licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled shall reimburse the regional center for the full costs of making disbursements for day treatment and transportation services within 30 days of receipt of payment from the State Department of Developmental Services pursuant to instructions from the State Department of Developmental Services.

(B)

If there is a failure to reimburse the regional center within 30 days of receipt of payment from the State Department of Developmental Services, for all or part of the costs associated with disbursement for day treatment and transportation services, the outstanding amount shall be recovered by any of the following methods:

(i)

Lump sum payment by the provider.

(ii)

Offset against current payments due to the provider from the State of California. (iii)A repayment agreement between the provider and the State of California.

(c)

(1)A licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-habilitative, licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-nursing, or licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled shall report the costs incurred pursuant to subdivision (a) according to instructions from the State Department of Health Care Services.

(2)

Notwithstanding Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, the department may implement this subdivision by means of a provider bulletin or similar instruction.

(d)

(1)If the services meeting the conditions of subdivision (a) have been provided to a Medi-Cal beneficiary on or after July 1, 2007, and, notwithstanding Section 14115, a licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-habilitative, licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-nursing, or licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled may authorize the regional center to invoice the State Department of Developmental Services on its behalf for arranging for the services described in subdivision (a). The licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-habilitative, licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-nursing, or licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled shall reimburse the regional center the full cost of making disbursements for day treatment and transportation services within 30 days of receipt of payment from the State Department of Developmental Services pursuant to instruction from the State Department of Developmental Services. If a licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-habilitative, licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-nursing, or licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled fails to reimburse the regional center within 30 days of receipt of payment from the State Department of Developmental Services, for all or part of the costs associated with the day treatment and transportation services, the outstanding amount shall be recovered by any of the following methods:

(A)

Lump sum payment by the provider.

(B)

Offset against current payments due to the provider from the State of California.

(C)

A repayment agreement between the provider and the State of California.

(2)

The department shall seek federal financial participation, including any moneys available pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5), pursuant to a federally approved state plan amendment authorizing reimbursement for costs incurred pursuant to subdivision (a) for day treatment and transportation services provided on or after July 1, 2007.

(3)

Upon approval of the state plan amendment, the reimbursement payments made pursuant to this section by the State Department of Developmental Services to a licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-habilitative, licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-nursing, or licensed intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled shall be subject to the quality assurance fee imposed upon designated intermediate care facilities pursuant to Article 7.5 (commencing with Section 1324) of Chapter 2 of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code.

(4)

If federal financial participation is not made available for day treatment and transportation services provided on or after July 1, 2007, the services nonetheless shall be reimbursed from the General Fund by the State Department of Developmental Services.

(e)

The State Department of Health Care Services shall request approval from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the implementation of this section. The Director of Health Care Services, with the concurrence of the Director of Developmental Services, may alter the methodology specified in this section to the extent necessary to meet the requirements of federal law or regulations or to obtain federal approval. If after seeking federal approval, federal approval is not obtained or federal financial participation is no longer available, this section and Section 4646.55 shall not be implemented or shall become inoperative.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

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