2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Use HCFA Data to Increase QMB Enrollment (language only)

Item 319 #33s

Item 319 #33s

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 250, after line 8, insert:
The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall utilize the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) "leads" data available from the U.S. Health Care Financing Administration as a means of increasing the  number of low-income Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program."
“The Department shall re-evaluate Medicaid reimbursement rates paid to air medevac providers. The reimbursement rates evaluated by the Department should be based on the costs incurred by air medevac providers in Virginia and should be at least equal to the costs incurred by the Department of State Police MedFlight operations.  The Department shall submit its report to the Governor, and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance Committee, the House Appropriations Committee and the Joint Commission on Health Care by September 15, 2000.”

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)