7 AAC 47.470 - Minimum daily reimbursement rates

(a) The minimum daily reimbursement rate set in this section is for each individual placed in an assisted living home under 7 AAC 47.400 and is to assist in payment for
(1) housing and food service; and
(2) the basic services described in 7 AAC 47.475.
(b) Subject to (c) and (d) of this section, the minimum daily reimbursement rate is
(1) $50 from September 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001;
(2) $60 from July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002; and
(3) $70 beginning July 1, 2002.
(c) The rate set in (b) of this section will be adjusted to reflect regional differences in the cost of doing business, based on the region in which the provider is located. The rate adjustments, listed by the designated planning regions described at Table 1 of the Alaska Commission on Aging State Plan for Services 2001 - 2003, issued by the Alaska Commission on Aging, and adopted by reference, are as follows:
(1) for Anchorage - no adjustment;
(2) for the southcentral region, not including Anchorage - 1.04;
(3) for the southeast region - no adjustment;
(4) for the interior region - 1.15;
(5) for the southwest region - 1.33;
(6) for the northwest region - 1.38.
(d) The department will annually review the minimum daily reimbursement rate in (b) of this section and the multiplying factor in (c) of this section and may adjust the rate to reflect changes in the United States Department of Labor consumer price index and the state cost-of-living differentials determined by the department and the Alaska Commission on Aging.
(e) The minimum daily reimbursement rate paid on behalf of a resident will be discontinued for any day that the resident is not living in the assisted living home unless the department approves a temporary absence from the home, not to exceed 30 days.
(f) For purposes of determining eligibility for financial assistance under this section and from other agencies, organizations, or programs, or from a family member, relative, or other person, the portion of the minimum daily rate in (b) of this section, before adjustment under (c) and (d) of this section, that is considered payment for housing and food service is equal to the SSI income standard under 20 C.F.R. 416.401 - 416.412 that would apply if the resident were eligible for SSI benefits divided by the number of days in the month, with the balance considered payment for services. If, in addition to receiving assistance under this section, a resident also receives financial assistance from another agency, organization, or program for the cost of services provided in the assisted living home, that resident will be eligible under this section for only that portion that is not paid by another agency, organization, or program.

Notes

7 AAC 47.470
Eff. 11/23/80, Register 76; am 8/12/82, Register 83; am 1/14/2000, Register 153; am 6/28/2002, Register 162; am 6/24/2004, Register 170; am 6/27/2004, Register 170

A copy of the Alaska Commission on Aging State Plan for Services 2001 - 2003, issued by the Alaska Commission on Aging, Table 1 of which is adopted by reference in 7 AAC 47.470, may be reviewed at any office of the Division of Senior and Disabilities Services, or may be obtained from the Alaska Commission on Aging, P.O. Box 110693, Juneau, AK 99811-0693; telephone (907) 465-3250. The most recent version of the state plan is also available at http://www.alaskaaging.org/.

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