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Program A: Northeast Louisiana War Veterans Home

Program Authorization: R.S. 29:381 et seq.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Northeast Louisiana War Veterans Home is to provide medical care, domiciliary and nursing home and domiciliary care to disabled and homeless Louisiana veterans.

The goal of the Northeast Louisiana War Veterans Home program is to provide quality and caring nursing home and domiciliary care to disabled, medically needy, physically needy, mentally needy and homeless Louisiana veterans in an effort of returning the veterans to the highest physical and mental capacity.

This program was instituted in recognition of the growing long-term health care needs of increasing numbers of Louisiana veterans who are disabled by age or disease or are otherwise incapable of caring for themselves. The facility was completed in August 1996 and is undergoing a phase-in opening during the period from November 1996 through June 1997.

The Northeast Louisiana War Veterans Home consists of two activities: Administrative and Patient Care.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

No key performance information for this program was provided.

1. In FY 1998-99, Northeast Louisiana War Veterans' Home will restore disabled veterans to the highest level of physical and mental capacity and provide 70 alcohol/drug abuse, repression, or post-traumatic stress disorder group meetings.

1 Meetings held outside of Louisiana War Veterans' Home.

2 Meetings held at Louisiana War Veterans' Home.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with state general fund, fees and self-generated revenues and federal funds. Fees and self-generated revenues are derived from the residents' ability to pay for part of their care and from employees and visitors purchasing meal tickets. Federal funds are derived from the Veterans Administration for patient care days based on a reimbursement rate of $16.13 per day for domiciliary care and $39.74 per day for nursing care.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$1,567,968

$4,799,447

149

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$1,567,968

$4,799,447

149

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$52,482

$52,482

0

 

Annualization of 1997 -'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$64,145

$64,145

0

 

1998-'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

($182,774)

($182,774)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($16,936)

($16,936)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$19,256

$64,185

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment(s)

($59,713)

$0

0

 

Means of Financing Substitution(s) - Replace $59,713 general fund with federal funds to balance to projected revenue collections

$229,505

$229,505

0

 

Provider based fees to be paid to the Department of Health and Hospitals on the number of occupied beds

 

 

 

 

 

$1,673,933

$5,010,054

149

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$105,965

$210,607

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 104.3% of the existing operating budget. It represents 89.7% of the total request ($5,586,962) for this program. The net increase over existing operating budget in this program is primarily due to the provider based fees assessed by the Department of Health and Hospitals on the number of occupied beds.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$91,248

 

Medical services for full-time coverage in the absence of a full-time staff physician

$22,200

 

Other Professional Services to include a part-time pharmacist, chaplain, barber, master social worker and physical therapist

 

 

 

$113,448

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$229,505

 

Provider based fees to be paid to the Department of Health and Hospitals on the number of occupied beds

 

 

 

$229,505

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$35,878

 

Reimbursement for commodities, utilities, lab services, medical supplies, and automotive supplies to other state agencies

 

 

 

$35,878

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$51,489

 

Replacement of vehicle and office equipment

 

 

 

$51,489

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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