37.40.1424 HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES FOR ELDERLY AND PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSONS: INDEPENDENCE ADVISOR, REQUIREMENTS
(1) Independence advisor (IA) is defined in ARM 37.40.1402.
(2) The IA may help consumers or their personal representatives:
(a) learn how to successfully direct services;
(b) develop a service plan;
(c) access waiver services, Medicaid State Plan services, and other needed medical, social, or educational services regardless of funding source;
(d) develop, implement, and monitor a monthly spending plan;
(e) identify risks and develop a plan to manage those risks;
(f) develop an individualized emergency backup plan;
(g) negotiate payments for necessary and allowable goods and services;
(h) work with the financial manager (FM) to track expenditures;
(i) monitor the provision of the services to ensure the consumer's health and welfare; and
(j) coordinate with the FM to ensure that consumers or personal representatives budget appropriately to meet their needs as defined in the service plan.
(3) This is a mandatory service for consumer-direction.
(4) An IA must be certified by the department to provide the service.
History: 53-2-201, 53-6-101, 53-6-111, 53-6-113, 53-6-402, MCA; IMP, 53-2-201, 53-6-101, 53-6-111, 53-6-402, MCA; NEW, 2011 MAR p. 1722, Eff. 8/26/11.