SECTION 1. Chapter 19A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 4C the following section:-
Section 4D. (a) There is hereby established, subject to appropriation, the intensive case management program for the purpose of supporting individuals who are current or prospective participants of the home care program established in section 4 and require sustained, in-depth case management exceeding the level provided under the program. Intensive case management shall be provided to transition an individual into receiving home care program services, or to retain an active enrollee who is experiencing program participation challenges due to: (1) serious mental illness or behavioral disturbances; (2) complex dynamics involving the family and informal support networks that impact the acceptance or delivery of critical home care services; or (3) multiple medical or functional needs that put at risk the ability of the aging services access points, as described in section 4B, to appropriately serve the enrollee.
(b) The department shall establish intensive case management reimbursement rates that reasonably reflect the level of expertise and commitment of time required to successfully support a qualifying individual’s enrollment and ongoing participation in the home care program.
(c) The department may issue regulations to implement this section.
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