HB 771 (BR 2118) - T. Pullin
AN ACT relating to Medicaid estate recovery.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 205 to exempt veterans from Medicaid estate recovery; define the terms "department," "estate," and "veteran"; prohibit the Department for Medicaid Services from recovering from the estate of a veteran for nursing facility services paid by Medicaid on behalf of the veteran up to $250,000; provide that a deceased veteran's estate will be subject to estate recovery if the veteran qualified for Medicaid fraudulently; require the department to promulgate administrative regulations; and, provide that the waiver of Medicaid estate recovery due to veteran status will sunset after January 1, 2015.
HB 771 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain definitions; amend to require the Department for Medicaid Services to apply for a waiver from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to implement a program to exempt the estate of deceased veterans from recovery of nursing home services paid for by Medicaid; amend to require promulgation of administrative regulations to implement the program when waiver is received.
Mar 4-introduced in House
Mar 5-to Seniors, Military Affairs, & Public Safety (H)
Mar 10-posted in committee
Mar 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 27-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 28, 2008
Mar 28-3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in Senate