2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Revised Medicaid Revenue Maximization Language (language only)

Item 325 #53c

Item 325 #53c

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 255, line 11, after "strategies", insert "internally and".
Page 255, strike lines 31 through 38, and insert:
"3.  Whenever feasible the affected agency shall either (i) administratively transfer to the Department of Medical Assistance Services the general fund appropriation needed to implement the proposed savings initiative and the estimated general fund savings related to the initiative or (ii) the Department of Medical Assistance Services reimbursement to the affected agency shall be limited to the federal share of the Medicaid reimbursement, with the affected agency responsible for providing the state share; the affected agency shall still be responsible for transferring to the Department of Medical Assistance Services the estimated savings related to the initiative.  In cases where the above options are not feasible, the Medicaid savings paid by the identified service providers pursuant to these strategies shall be recovered and deposited into the state treasury as nongeneral fund revenue or as an expenditure refund to subprogram “Medical Assistance Services Cost Containment.”  These funds shall be used by the Department of Medical Assistance Services for direct expenditures or transfers to the general fund, when applicable, for the purposes specified in this Item."
Page 255, line 49 after "for the" insert:
"Secretary of Health and Human Resources each of the vendor’s revenue maximization efforts and the manner in which each vendor would be reimbursed.  No reimbursement shall be made to the vendor without the prior approval of the above plan by the Secretary of Health and Human Resources."
Page 255, strike lines 50 through 55.

(This amendment revises language in the introduced budget that specifies the procedures for achieving savings through enhanced federal reimbursement for medical assistance services.)