§ 47–1271. [Stevie Sellow's] Quality Improvement Fund.
(a) There is established a fund designated as the Stevie Sellow's Quality Improvement Fund (“Fund”), which shall be separate from the General Fund of the District of Columbia and shall be used for the purposes set forth in subsection (b) of this section. All assessments collected under this chapter, any and all interest earned on those assessments, and any and all interest and penalties collected under § 47-1274, shall be deposited into the Fund, and shall not revert to the General Fund of the District of Columbia at the end of any fiscal year or at any other time, but shall be continually available for the uses and purposes set forth in subsection (b) of this section, subject to authorization by Congress.
(b) The Fund shall be used to:
(1) Fund quality of care improvements for those facilities that meet the requirements of the District’s State Plan for Medical Assistance and the accompanying rules governing the reimbursement of ICF/IID; provided, that if the quality-of-care improvement is for an increase in salaries, the total payment amount, on average, for qualifying direct support professionals should be up to the greater of 117.6% of the District minimum wage pursuant to § 32-1003 or 117.6% of the District living wage pursuant to subchapter X-A of Chapter 2 of Title 2.
(2) Cover administrative costs of the DHCF in administering the ICF/IID reimbursement program and the Stevie Sellow's quality improvement funding support, which costs shall not be more than 10% of the Fund’s total revenues; and
(3) Cover administrative costs of DHCF in auditing the ICF/IID in a rebasing year or as necessary to ensure the integrity of the ICF/IID reimbursement methodology, which costs shall not be more than 15% of the Fund’s total revenues.
(c) Notwithstanding subsection (b) of this section, of the revenues deposited in the Fund in fiscal year 2011, at least $1 million shall be used to support quality of care improvements for those facilities that meet the requirements of § 47-1272, and up to $3.7 million may be used to support Medicaid services in the District of Columbia, including reimbursements for ICF/IIDs for the services that they provide.
(c-1) Notwithstanding subsection (b) of this section, revenues deposited in the Fund beginning in Fiscal Year 2022 may be used to support quality of care improvements for DD waiver providers.
(d) The Mayor shall submit to the Council, as a part of the annual budget, a requested appropriation for expenditures from the Fund for a fiscal year.
(e) The Mayor shall audit all income and expenses of the Fund annually and provide the annual report to the Council.