Federal - HR 5306

A bill to reauthorize the Money Follows the Person Demonstration Program.

Introduced

March 15, 2018

Description

A bill to reauthorize the Money Follows the Person Demonstration Program.

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Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 75

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  • Nov. 20, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Boyle, (D-Pa.)Connolly, (D-Va.)
  • Nov. 16, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Yoder, (R-Kan.)
  • Nov. 15, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    DeFazio, (D-Ore.)
  • Nov. 13, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Doggett, (D-Texas)
  • Oct. 26, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Jenkins, L. (R-Kan.)
  • Oct. 16, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Norton, (D-D.C.)
  • Oct. 12, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Green, G. (D-Texas)
  • Oct. 9, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Norcross, (D-N.J.)
  • Oct. 5, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Smith, Adam (D-Wash.)
  • Sept. 28, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Pingree, (D-Maine)
  • Sept. 27, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Burgess, (R-Texas)Tipton, (R-Colo.)
  • Sept. 26, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Lipinski, (D-Ill.)
  • Sept. 25, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Brooks, S. (R-Ind.)Cramer, (R-N.D.)Thompson, M. (D-Calif.)
  • Sept. 20, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Carson, (D-Ind.)
  • Sept. 13, 2018 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

    Sept. 13, 2018 — Committee Vote: MFP Demonstration Program Extension — MACPAC Report
      Guthrie, R-Ky. —

    Amendment that would strike language that would require the report from the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission to include a provision on regional accessibility. It would add language to allow the report to include specific policy recommendations if the commission deems them appropriate.

    Amendment that would strike language that would require the report from the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission to include a provision on regional accessibility. It would add language to allow the report to include specific policy recommendations if the commission deems them appropriate.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    Sept. 13, 2018 — Committee Vote: MFP Demonstration Program Extension — Vote to Report

    Extend for one year the "Money Follows the Person" program that allows Medicaid beneficiaries to transition from long-term care facilities to home or community-based settings.The bill would authorize $450 million annually in fiscal 2018 and 2019 and $1 million, annually during the same period, for technical assistance.

    The bill also would reduce the number of inpatient days required to qualify from 90 days to 60 days and strengthen reporting requirements. It also would direct the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission to issue a report on the program.

    Extend for one year the "Money Follows the Person" program that allows Medicaid beneficiaries to transition from long-term care facilities to home or community-based settings.The bill would authorize $450 million annually in fiscal 2018 and 2019 and $1 million, annually during the same period, for technical assistance.

    The bill also would reduce the number of inpatient days required to qualify from 90 days to 60 days and strengthen reporting requirements. It also would direct the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission to issue a report on the program.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) by voice vote.
  • Sept. 13, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Marshall, (R-Kan.)Walden, (R-Ore.)
  • Sept. 12, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Gianforte, (R-Mont.)Smucker, (R-Pa.)
  • Sept. 7, 2018 — Subcommittee consideration and markup held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health.

    Sept. 7, 2018 — Subcommittee Vote: Medicaid MFP Grant Funding Extension — Substitute Amendment
      Guthrie, R-Ky. —

    Substitute amendment that would shorten to two years, through fiscal 2019, the authorization for a Medicaid grant program known as Money Follows the Person. It also would shorten to two years, through fiscal 2019, the authorization for funding for quality assurance and improvement, technical assistance and oversight purposes.

    It also would give the secretary of Health and Human Services until Jan. 1, 2020, rather than Sept. 30, 2020, to submit a report on best practices in the program to the president and Congress.

    It also would specify that a maximum of $300,000 would be available for fiscal 2019 to develop such a report.

    Substitute amendment that would shorten to two years, through fiscal 2019, the authorization for a Medicaid grant program known as Money Follows the Person. It also would shorten to two years, through fiscal 2019, the authorization for funding for quality assurance and improvement, technical assistance and oversight purposes.

    It also would give the secretary of Health and Human Services until Jan. 1, 2020, rather than Sept. 30, 2020, to submit a report on best practices in the program to the president and Congress.

    It also would specify that a maximum of $300,000 would be available for fiscal 2019 to develop such a report.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    Sept. 7, 2018 — Subcommittee Vote: Medicaid MFP Grant Funding Extension — Vote to Approve

    Reauthorize funding for a Medicaid grant program known as Money Follows the Person, which helps older Americans and people with disabilities move out of institutions like nursing homes and back into their communities. As amended, the bill would authorize $450 million annually in fiscal 2018 and 2019.

    The bill would reduce the length of time a Medicaid beneficiary must reside in an institution before becoming eligible for the MFP program to 60 days, down from 90 days. It also would require states to have plans for each federal fiscal year describing how it will use the grant money, what results it expects and how it will make the program financially sustainable, including actual expenditure data. States must then report on a quarterly basis how it is spending grant funds. If states fail to report or make progress, then they must implement a corrective action plan and could face grant money being withheld.

    As amended, the bill also would authorize $1 million annually in fiscal 2018 and 2019 for the Health and Human Services secretary for quality assurance and improvement, technical assistance and oversight purposes.

    It also would require the secretary to submit a report on the program to the president and Congress no later than Jan. 1, 2020. It also would authorize funding for a best practices evaluation for fiscal year 2019. And a congressional advisory panel, known as the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, would also be required to submit a report to Congress about what services are available to people in the program, along with any policy recommendations.

    Reauthorize funding for a Medicaid grant program known as Money Follows the Person, which helps older Americans and people with disabilities move out of institutions like nursing homes and back into their communities. As amended, the bill would authorize $450 million annually in fiscal 2018 and 2019.

    The bill would reduce the length of time a Medicaid beneficiary must reside in an institution before becoming eligible for the MFP program to 60 days, down from 90 days. It also would require states to have plans for each federal fiscal year describing how it will use the grant money, what results it expects and how it will make the program financially sustainable, including actual expenditure data. States must then report on a quarterly basis how it is spending grant funds. If states fail to report or make progress, then they must implement a corrective action plan and could face grant money being withheld.

    As amended, the bill also would authorize $1 million annually in fiscal 2018 and 2019 for the Health and Human Services secretary for quality assurance and improvement, technical assistance and oversight purposes.

    It also would require the secretary to submit a report on the program to the president and Congress no later than Jan. 1, 2020. It also would authorize funding for a best practices evaluation for fiscal year 2019. And a congressional advisory panel, known as the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, would also be required to submit a report to Congress about what services are available to people in the program, along with any policy recommendations.

    Approved for full committee consideration (as amended) by voice vote.
  • Sept. 7, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 22

    Beatty, (D-Ohio)Hanabusa, (D-Hawaii)Pocan, (D-Wis.)
    Blumenauer, (D-Ore.)Harper, (R-Miss.)Raskin, (D-Md.)
    Capuano, (D-Mass.)Khanna, (D-Calif.)Sensenbrenner, (R-Wis.)
    Carbajal, (D-Calif.)Larsen, R. (D-Wash.)Serrano, (D-N.Y.)
    Courtney, (D-Conn.)Lofgren, (D-Calif.)Swalwell, (D-Calif.)
    DeGette, (D-Colo.)Lowenthal, (D-Calif.)Welch, (D-Vt.)
    Evans, (D-Pa.)Maloney, S.P. (D-N.Y.)
    Grijalva, (D-Ariz.)Payne (D-N.J.)
  • Sept. 6, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Barr, (R-Ky.)Davis, R. (R-Ill.)
  • Aug. 10, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Costello, (R-Pa.)
  • July 26, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Matsui, (D-Calif.)
  • July 24, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Clarke, Y. (D-N.Y.)
  • July 23, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Hudson, (R-N.C.)
  • July 17, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Fitzpatrick, (R-Pa.)
  • July 12, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Valadao, (R-Calif.)
  • June 26, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Maloney, C. (D-N.Y.)
  • June 14, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Johnson, B. (R-Ohio)Meng, (D-N.Y.)
  • June 7, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Smith, C. (R-N.J.)
  • May 22, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Rice, K. (D-N.Y.)
  • May 9, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 9

    Brat, (R-Va.)Engel, (D-N.Y.)Roybal-Allard, (D-Calif.)
    Comstock, (R-Va.)Krishnamoorthi, (D-Ill.)Shuster, (R-Pa.)
    Doyle, (D-Pa.)Long, (R-Mo.)Tonko, (D-N.Y.)
  • April 27, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Adams, (D-N.C.)Speier, (D-Calif.)
  • April 18, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Heck, (D-Wash.)O'Rourke, (D-Texas)Pascrell (D-N.J.)
  • April 11, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Meehan, (R-Pa.)Schakowsky, (D-Ill.)
  • March 15, 2018 — Original cosponsor(s): 1

    Dingell, (D-Mich.)
  • March 15, 2018 — Read twice and referred to: House Energy and Commerce.Congressional Record p. H1651