S.683 - Community Choice Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Harkin, Tom [D-IA] (Introduced 03/24/2009)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||03/24/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3676-3680) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.683 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/24/2009)
Community Choice Act of 2009 - Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to require state Medicaid plan coverage of community-based attendant services and supports for certain Medicaid-eligible individuals.
Outlines requirements for: (1) an enhanced federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) for ongoing activities of early coverage states that enhance and promote the use of community-based attendant services and supports; and (2) increased federal financial participation for certain expenditures incurred by the state for the provision of such services and supports.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to: (1) award grants to eligible states which have established a Consumer Task Force to assist the state in its development of real choice systems change initiatives; and (2) conduct a demonstration project for the purpose of evaluating service coordination and cost-sharing approaches with respect to the provision of community-based services and supports to dually eligible individuals.