1999 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Conference Report)

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Emergency Regulatory Auth-Medicaid DRG Rates (language only)

Item 335 #2c

Item 335 #2c

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 270, line 36, strike "These" and insert:
"Notwithstanding any other provision of law, these".
Page 270, line 38, after "regulations" strike remainder of line and insert:
".  In addition, these emergency regulations may be revised as necessary to make technical changes.  These emergency regulations shall be effective for no more than 24 months."
Page 270, line 39, strike "Code of Virginia, §9-6.14:7.1 et seq."

(This amendment allows the Department of Medical Assistance Services additional time to make its financial system Year 2000 compliant. The need to adjust the system to accommodate settlements related to the Diagnosis Related Group rate methodology complicates the department's attempt to meet the Year 2000 deadline.)