1999 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1450 (Committee Approved)

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Nursing Facility Per Diem Increase

Item 335 #27h

Item 335 #27h

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY1999 $0 FY2000 $10,500,000 GF
FY1999 $0 FY2000 $11,216,649 NGF

Page 264, line 5, strike "$2,610,739,089" and insert "$2,632,455,738".
Page 271, after line 40, insert:
"Z. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall increase the nursing facility reimbursement to the direct care operating ceiling to provide for the increased funding for nursing facility reimbursement, including a salary increase for certified nurse aides across the state,  to be effective July 1, 1999.   The Department shall work with affected provider groups to determine how best to monitor nursing facilities  to ensure that the increased reimbursement is used to supplement salaries of certified nurse aides."

(This amendment provides funds for an average per diem increase in nursing facility reimbursement of $3/day; of this amount, $14 million in total Medicaid dollars is dedicated to a targeted increase in certified nurse aide salaries of an average of $1.00/hour.)