2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Wampler
Co-Patron(s): Barry, Hawkins, Houck, Howell, Lambert, Saslaw, Stolle, Williams
Hospital Reimbursement Language (language only)

Item 319 #7s

Item 319 #7s

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 250, after line 8 insert:
"X.  Due to delays in implementing the necessary claims-processing system changes, the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend its hospital payment system plan and regulations, to the extent necessary, to continue the fiscal year 2000 hospital DRG system, as amended in the budget for that year, without adjustments, except that the base rates will be increased each year using the latest DRI inflation index available."

(This amendment requires the Department to modify the Medicaid payment system for hospitals.)