DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
CHOICE program. Allows the health finance commission to study implementation of long term care services. Provides that money that was appropriated but not spent in a fiscal year for the community and home options to institutional care and disabled program (CHOICE) does not revert and may be used in the following fiscal year for certain programs. Provides that provider rates for home and community based services must be set to ensure that providers do not lose money and shall be set in the same manner that rates are set for CHOICE. Requires the division of disability, aging, and rehabilitative services and the area agencies on aging to develop teams of volunteers to assist in the placement of persons in home and community based service programs.