1999 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Woods
Co-Patron(s): Walker
Report on Nursing Home Reimbursement (language only)

Item 335 #7s

Item 335 #7s

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 271, after line 40, insert:
"Z. As a condition of this appropriation, the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall report quarterly to the Joint Commission on Health Care's Long-term Care Subcommittee the status of its implementation of a revised nursing facility payment system which will incorporate prospective methodologies for both operating and capital components.  The report shall also address other long-term care financing issues and strategies including, but not limited to, the extent to which patient acuity is considered under the payment system, waivers, and initiatives for better serving dual eligible beneficiaries."

(This amendment requires the Department of Medical Assistance Services to report on implementation of a revised method of Medicaid reimbursement for nursing homes.)