To help adult day services providers through this period, several states are providing funds even for those providers who have suspended services. States are allowing providers to bill administrative per diem rates, including retainer payments in Medicaid HCBS waiver emergency response plans and taking other approaches to provide at least some cash flow to adult day services providers.
In addition to these payments, some states are allowing adult day services providers to be reimbursed for providing in-home services, home-delivered meals and telephone and/or electronically-based wellness checks.
Notably, it appears that a majority of states do not offer such payments. Because of this, LeadingAge has requested dedicated federal funds for adult day services both from Congress and from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A list of states LeadingAge identified as doing so as of April 27 is below, along with a description of their respective payment policies for adult day services. On April 27, this list was updated to include: Connecticut, DC, Florida, South Carolina, Utah and Washington.