Year

2014

Agency

Governor

Did not include

House

Did not include

Senate

($451,000) GFS; $0 Total

Final

($451,000) GFS; $0 Total

Senate: Funding is provided to convert the Individual and Family Services (IFS) program from a General Fund-State only funded program to a Medicaid program pursuant to SSB 6387 (Developmental Disabilities Services) by May 1, 2015. The new Medicaid program must offer services that closely resemble the services offered in the current state-only funded program. State funds that are freed in FY 2015 due to the ability to get federal matching funds must be used to pay for the start-up for Community First Choice Option (CFCO) and to expand services to clients with developmental disabilities. The department is required to increase the caseload on the new Medicaid IFS like program by 4,000 individuals by June 30, 2017. These new services are paid for with $5.4 million in General fund-state that is freed up from converting IFS to a Medicaid program and by savings achieved from the implementation of CFCO.

Final: Funding is provided to convert the Individual and Family Services (IFS) program from a General Fund-State only funded program to a Medicaid program. The new Medicaid program must offer services that closely resemble the services offered in the current state-only funded program. State funds that are freed in FY 2015 due to the ability to claim federal matching funds must be used to pay for the start-up of the Community First Choice Option (CFCO) and to expand services to clients with developmental disabilities. The department is required to increase the caseload on the new Medicaid IFS like program by 4,000 clients. The phase-in of clients should begin June 1, 2015, and should be completed prior to June 30, 2017. These new services are paid for with approximately $5 million in General fund-state that is freed up from converting IFS to a Medicaid program and by savings achieved from the implementation of the CFCO.