According to the iCare State proposal, the average cost of care per patient per day provided by the State of CT for inmates and patients from the department of mental health is"$314.90"
iCare has proposed the following estimated costs per patient "$327.51 per patient day Medicaid rate paid through the nursing home".
This represents a twelve dollar increase in the cost of care per patient per day. This cost increase amounts to an additional $437,252 dollars per year for inmate and mental health care with no additional benefit to the tax payer.
This cost does NOT include the rent reimbursement for the cost of the nursing home that iCare will receive from the State or the added cost of transportation to the nursing home from CT State prisons.
The State of CT has accepted this proposal. While the cost is increased, the State will receive 50% reimbursement from the Medicaid program.
Quotes from iCare's proposal.
"Our proposal will reduce the ultimate cost of care to 163.76 per patient day after the State's collection of Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) match. Based on the population this will save the State of Connecituct $5.25 per annum."
"DSS would agree to provide fair rent for 100% of the reasonable acquisition and renovation cost of a nursing home that meets the requirements of this RFP.”