1999 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1450 (Conference Report)

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Transportation Costs-Mtn. Empire Aging Agency

Item 335 #25c

Item 335 #25c

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY1999 $104,000 FY2000 $0 GF
FY1999 $104,000 FY2000 $0 NGF

Page 264, line 5, strike "$2,405,392,763" and insert "$2,405,600,763".
Page 271, after line 40, insert:
"Z. Out of the appropriation for this item, the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall provide reimbursement to Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Incorporated, to offset the costs of the rate increase for ambulance services as a result of the ruling in
Richmond Ambulance Authority v. Allen
, provided the organization certifies such expenses to the Department.  The Department shall reimburse Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Incorporated, within 30 days of the receipt and review of the certified cost data."

(This amendment provides funds to offset the cost of providing ambulance services by the Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc. A recent lawsuit resulted in unanticipated cost increases that were not considered when the organization's transportation contract was negotiated with the Department of Medical Assistance Services.)