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File #: 1395-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/10/2020 In control: Veterans & Senior Affairs Committee
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: To authorize an appropriation in the amount of $83,242,000.00 within the Recreation and Parks Grant Fund for the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging to provide home care and assisted living services to older adults in connection with the Pre Admission Screening System Providing Options and Resources Today (PASSPORT) Medicaid Waiver Program in Central Ohio; and to declare an emergency. ($83,242,000.00)
Attachments: 1. PP_appropriation, 2. PASSPORT REVENUE ESTIMATES
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This legislation will authorize an appropriation of grant funds from the Ohio Department of Aging for the continued operation of the Pre Admission Screening System Providing Options and Resources Today (PASSPORT) Medicaid program for the period July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. PASSPORT provides home care services as an alternative to nursing home admission for Medicaid eligible clients. Services include case management, adult day care, homemaker, meals, personal care, respite, transportation and emergency response. Approximately 8,000 clients are currently being served by the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging (COAAA) under the PASSPORT program.

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: Emergency action is requested in order to have funding available for continued operations.

FISCAL IMPACT: $83,242,000.00 in funds has been made available within the Recreation and Parks Grant Fund.

Title
To authorize an appropriation in the amount of $83,242,000.00 within the Recreation and Parks Grant Fund for the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging to provide home care and assisted living services to older adults in connection with the Pre Admission Screening System Providing Options and Resources Today (PASSPORT) Medicaid Waiver Program in Central Ohio; and to declare an emergency. ($83,242,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize an appropriation of grant funds from the Ohio Department of Aging for the continued operation of the Pre Admission Screening System Providing Options and Resources Today (PASSPORT) Medicaid Waiver program for the period July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021; and
WHEREAS, the PASSPORT program provides home care services as an alternative to nursing home admission for Medicaid eligible clients, in addition to assisted living services; and
WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Recreation and Parks Department in that it is immediately necessary to appropriate said funds in order to have funds available...

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