2001 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Lambert
Personal Care Rate Inc. to $15.50/hr.

Item 319 #16s

Item 319 #16s

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2001 $0 FY2002 $7,710,000 GF
FY2001 $0 FY2002 $8,290,000 NGF

Page 307, line 50, strike "$3,069,053,201" and insert "$3,085,053,201".
Accompanying Budget  “The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall develop a mechanism for automatic future adjustments in the personal care reimbursement rate.  The Department shall submit a report outlining the proposed mechanism and the estimated fiscal impact to the Governor, the Chairmen of the Senate Finance Committee, the House Appropriations Committee, and the Joint Commission on Health Care prior to November 1, 2000.”

(This amendment provides funds in the second year for an increase in the rate paid by Medicaid to personal care providers. Personal care services help at-home patients with the tasks of daily living as an alternative to costlier institutional care such as a nursing home. This funding would increase personal care rates from $13.25 per hour to $17.50 per hour in Northern Virginia, and from $11.25 to $15.50 per hour in the rest of the state.)