2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Thomas
Technology Assisted Waiver-25% Rate Increase

Item 319 #5h

Item 319 #5h

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2001 $0 FY2002 $2,000,000 GF
FY2001 $0 FY2002 $2,119,465 NGF

Page 307, line 50, strike "$3,069,053,201" and insert "$3,073,172,666".

(This amendment provides $2.0 million in general funds and $2.1 million in nongeneral funds the second year to fund a 25 percent increase in the reimbursement rate paid by Medicaid for providers through the Technology Assisted Waiver. This waiver program provides in-home care for children who are dependent upon technological support and require substantial, ongoing nursing care and who would othewise require hospitalization. Services available include private duty nursing and respite care in addition to durable medical equipment. This added funding would increase personal care rates from $30 to $37.50 per hour for RNs and from $26 to $32.50 per hour for LPNs in Northern Virginia, and from $24.70 to $30.88 per hour for RNs and from $21.45 to $26.81 per hour for LPNs in the rest of the state.)