2003 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Committee Approved)

Eliminate PATH Program

Item 326 #1s

Item 326 #1s

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2003 $0 FY2004 ($29,997,437) GF
FY2003 $0 FY2004 ($30,153,830) NGF

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(This amendment eliminates funding and language for the Protecting Access to Health Care (PATH) program included in the introduced budget. PATH funding was to be used to mitigate the impact on nursing homes, managed care organizations, and private inpatient hospital services that would be adversely affected by not providing an inflationary increase for these Medicaid and FAMIS providers. Instead of proceeding with PATH, funds were restored for nursing homes, hospitals and substance abuse services, rates were increased for assisted living, home health, and personal care providers, and waiver slots were increased in the mental retardation waiver program.)