2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Schrock
JCHC-Nursing Home Per Diem Increase

Item 319 #28s

Item 319 #28s

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2001 $10,460,000 FY2002 $0 GF
FY2001 $11,240,000 FY2002 $0 NGF

Page 244, line 45, strike "$2,849,830,824" and insert "$2,871,530,824".

(This amendment provides funds in the first year only for an average per diem increase in nursing facility reimbursement of $3.00 per day. The funding would be used as an incentive to increase direct care staffing within nursing facilities during the one-year transition, pending implementation of a new Medicaid reimbursement methodology. Two companion budget amendments also increase nursing facility reimbursement for direct and indirect care costs. This is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Health Care.)