2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Callahan
Co-Patron(s): Bloxom, Morgan, Watts
MR Waiver Rate Increase-Group Homes

Item 319 #27h

Item 319 #27h

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2001 $0 FY2002 $7,087,261 GF
FY2001 $0 FY2002 $7,540,728 NGF

Page 307, line 50, strike "$3,069,053,201" and insert "$3,083,681,190".
Page 320, after line 4, insert:
"XX. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall evaluate and adjust periodically the rates for home- and community-based waiver mental retardation services to maintain consumer choice and to attract a well-trained, qualified workforce."

(This amendment adds funds to increase Medicaid rates paid to group homes under the mental retardation waiver program by 10 percent in the second year. The rate for congregate residential services would be increased from $12.81 to $13.75 per hour, the rate for in-home services would increase from $18 to $19.80 per hour, and the rate for day support would increase from $23.99 to $26.39 per hour.)