Presentation on theme: "Agenda State Home Per Diem Program Overview"— Presentation transcript:
0 Cyndi Kindred, Acting Deputy, Chief Business Office for Purchased Care National Association ofState Veterans HomeState Home Per Diem Program UpdateCyndi Kindred, Acting Deputy, Chief Business Office for Purchased CareFebruary 2013
1 Agenda State Home Per Diem Program Overview Public Law , Section 105Implementation PlanVA Consults with State HomesJanuary 2013 MilestonesFebruary 2013 MilestonesFY 2012 State Home ExpendituresFY 2013 Distribution of FacilitiesFY 2013 Budget ProjectionsAccomplishmentsState Home Per Diem Program Future StateState Home Per Diem Program ContactsQuestions for State Homes
2 State Home Per Diem Program The State Home Per Diem Program is a health care benefit administration and payment processing program which is managed by the VHA Chief Business Office for Purchased Care (CBOPC)Responsibilities for managing the State Home Program are shared by the following Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Offices:Chief Business Office for Purchased CareOffice of Geriatrics and Extended CareOffice of Capital Asset Management and Support
3 State Home Per Diem Program Cont’d CBOPC is responsible for managing the State Home Per Diem Program, which includes:Regulatory and national policy development related to eligibility and per diem payment methodologiesOversight of State Home Per Diem eligibility, application authorizations, and the per diem payment programOperational oversight and training for VHA and Non-VA Stakeholders
4 State Home Per Diem Program Cont’d Promoting collaborative relationships with VA and Non-VA Stakeholders by maintaining communication and networking with program leaders through interactive forums, such as meetings, mail groups, and national conference callsManaging the state home budgeting process, the provision of fiscal year per diem funds to the VA Medical Centers of Jurisdiction based on projected needs, and the provision of supplemental per diem funds (when required)Compiling products/reports that depict State Home workloads and expenditure trends
5 Public Law , Section 105August 6, 2012: President Obama signed the law that requires VA to enter into contracts or provider agreements to reimburse State Veterans Homes for nursing home care provided to Veterans that have been rated by VA as one of the following:The Veteran has a service-connected disability of 70 percent or greater and needs nursing home care; orThe Veteran has a rating of total disability based on individual unemployability and is in need of nursing home care; orThe Veteran is in need of nursing home care for a VA adjudicated service-connected disability.This does not apply to Veterans residing in State Home Nursing Home Care for basic rates, Domiciliaries or enrolled in the State Home ADHC program(s). Applies to Veteran residing in State Home nursing home beds in receipt of higher per diem payments for Veterans that has a SC of 70% of greater, has a rating of total disability based on individual unemployability or Veterans with VA adjudicated SC disability ratings of 0% to 60% that are receiving nursing home care based on their SC ratings.In order to receive per diem payments under the provider agreement or contract, the SVH must be recognized and certified by VA in accordance with 38 CFR §
6 Public Law 112-154, Section 105 Cont’d To reimburse State Homes for the care provided under the contract (or provider agreement), payment under each contract (or provider agreement) will be based on methodology developed by the VA Secretary in consultation with State Veterans Homes.Effective February 2, 2013: All nursing home care provided in State Veterans Homes for specific service-connected Veterans in need of nursing home care must be paid for under a contract or provider agreement.
7 Implementation PlanThe State Home Per Diem Program Office executed the following actions to meet the February 2, 2013 implementation due date:August 28, 2012: Established a VHA Implementation Working Group and included subject matter experts from:VA Office of General CounselVHA Office of Regulatory AffairsVHA Office of Procurement and LogisticsVA Office of Intergovernmental AffairsVHA Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care
8 VA Consults with State Homes September-December 2012: Launched the first series of consultative meetings with State Veterans Home Stakeholders and the VA Implementation Team.State Home Stakeholders included:State Veteran Home administratorsNational Association of State Veterans Home (NASVH)National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs (NASDVA)
9 January 2013 MilestonesJanuary 7, 8, & : Provided five Public Law Implementation training sessions for VAMCs of Jurisdiction Per Diem Points of Contacts, Contracting Officer Representatives (CORs), Provider Agreement Coordinators (PACs), and separate sessions for State Home Stakeholders.Over 1,100 attendees participated92% overall satisfaction rating for the 6 training sessionsJanuary 14, 2013: Distributed the State Home Provider Agreement to VISN Directors and Business Implementation Managers (BIMs).
10 February 2013 MilestonesFebruary 1, 2013: Confirmed that 133 of 134 State Veterans Homes had certified provider agreements.One State Veterans Home declined to participateFebruary 4, 2013: Written public comment period closed.
11 State Home Per Diem Program FY 2012 Expenditures The Grant Per Diem Program provides ear marked funds to 97 VAMCs of Jurisdiction to pay per diem for State Home Veterans143 State Veterans Home FacilitiesThree programs:134 Nursing home care programs (24,526 beds)53 Domiciliary care programs (5,801 beds)2 Adult day health care programs (85 slots)Costs:FY 2011: $823,693,587FY 2012: $851,046,624
12 Bed Distribution FY 2013Adult Day Health Care represents 85 participant slots
13 State Home Per Diem FY 2013 Budget Projections SH Domiciliary (DOM): $57,534,147 SH Nursing (BASIC) NHC: $653,303,911 SH Nursing Higher (P1) NHC: $269,358,375 SH Adult Day Health Care (ADHC): $1,009,311 TOTAL : $1,005,735,888
14 Accomplishments Educational Fact Sheets Contract Solicitation VAMC Training 2013Monthly education conference calls (2011)Bi-monthly in FY 2013Customer Service Support (Ongoing)Field Assistance Visits/VAMC training callsPublic Law , Section 105Contracts and AgreementsDesignation as State Home Program Liaison2013 Per Diem Rates
15 Future State: FY 2013 - 2014 Revise State Home Per Diem Handbook VAMC training, State Home Procedure Guides, Desk Procedures, and Quick Reference GuideRevised Regulation12 calendar day admission ruleRevised VA State Home Memorandum of UnderstandingAutomated 10-10SH and formsRevised 10-10SH, , & A (Retro Payments)Electronic InvoicingNew deadline of April 1, 2013
16 State Home Per Diem Program Contacts Kelly J. SchneiderState Home Per Diem Program Manager(308) or (402)Brenda WigginsProgram Analyst(202)Jeanne CrookProgram Specialist(303)Gloria J. SanfordDeputy Program Manager(303)Gloria TestaBudget Analyst(303)Gus HarrisProgram Specialist(303)Stephanie HaddockAdministrative Support(303)Michelle SlusserProject Manager(303)
17 Questions for State Homes Do you anticipate the number of highly service-connected Veteran admissions to increase significantly over the next several years?What factors are driving the increased admissions?Do you anticipate State Homes to open adult day health care programs in the next several years?What State Homes are interested?