2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hamilton
Use of Indigent Health Care Trust Fund

Item 326 #2h

Item 326 #2h

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2003 $0 FY2004 ($5,000,000) NGF

Page 327, line 4, strike "$10,000,000" and insert "$5,000,000".
Page 327, line 34, after "October 1, 2003.", insert:
"Upon transfer of the general funds in this item, collection of the special funds from hospitals for charity care to the Indigent Health Care Trust Fund shall be suspended."

(This amendment clarifies language in the introduced budget which allows for the transfer of general funds for the Indigent Health Care Trust Fund into Item 325 for medical assistance services for Type II hospitals to optimize federal Medicaid reimbursement and mitigate hospital reductions. Since the general funds that match hospital payments would be transferred to Item 325, the hospital payments for the Indigent Health Care Trust Fund which matched the general funds in the second year would be eliminated.)