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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 in the proper accounts so that there is no interruption of Medicaid funded services, thereby preserving the public health, peace, property, safety, and welfare; NOW, THEREFORE

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

SECTION 1. That from the unappropriated monies in the Recreation and Parks Grant Fund and from all monies estimated to come into said fund from any and all sources and unappropriated for any other purpose during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, the sum of $83,242,000.00 is appropriated to the Recreation and Parks Department, Department No. 51, Fund No. 2286, per the accounting codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

SECTION 2.  That the monies in the foregoing Section 1 shall be paid upon the order of the Director of Recreation and Parks, and that no order shall be drawn or money paid except by voucher, the form of which shall be approved by the City Auditor.

SECTION 3. At the end of the grant period, any repayment of unencumbered balances required by the grantor is hereby authorized and any unused City match monies may be transferred back to the City fund from which they originated in accordance with all applicable grant agreements.

SECTION 4.  That the City Auditor is authorized to make any accounting changes to revise the funding source for all contracts or contract modifications associated with this legislation.

SECTION 5. At the end of the grant period, any repayment of unencumbered balances required by the grantor is hereby authorized and any unused City match monies may be transferred back to the City fund from which they originated in accordance with all applicable grant agreements.

SECTION 6.  That for the reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the Mayor, or ten days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.