2002 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Delay in Nursing Home Re-Basing

Item 325 #41s

Item 325 #41s

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2003 ($8,300,000) FY2004 ($4,300,000) GF
FY2003 ($8,556,214) FY2004 ($4,392,137) NGF

Page 249, line 44, strike "$3,323,003,655" and insert "$3,306,147,441".
Page 249, line 44, strike "$3,553,124,057" and insert "$3,544,431,920".
Page 257, after line 7, insert:
"HH.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the State Plan of Medical Assistance Services to delay the revision to the median used to set the direct patient care operating ceilings and indirect patient care operating ceilings described at 12VAC30-90-41 A.5.a and c.  The revision to the ceiling and rates shall be delayed until January 1, 2004.  This amendment shall become effective within 280 days or less of enactment of this act."

(This amendment delays rebasing of Medicaid reimbursement for nursing homes from July 2002 to January 2004. Ordinary inflation factors for increasing reimbursement rates would continue to be used during this period. Increased reimbursement for ordinary inflation during the biennium, and rebased rates for the last six months of the biennium, are expected to provide an estimated $70 million ($35 million, general fund) more for nursing homes.)