(a) The department shall amend the home health, hospice, and attendant care pilot projects funded pursuant to this chapter, to include, to the extent that it is cost-effective to the Medi-Cal program or the General Fund, the payment of private health insurance premiums for participants in the pilot projects prior to the participants becoming eligible for Medi-Cal.
(b) The director shall make a determination of cost-effectiveness, that shall be reviewed by the Department of Finance. The director may use existing budgeted resources for services provided for pursuant to subdivision (a).
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