2003 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Houck
Specialized Care Payments for Tracheostomy Patients

Item 325 #11s

Item 325 #11s

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2003 $0 FY2004 $300,000 GF
FY2003 $0 FY2004 $300,000 NGF

Page 310, line 52, strike "$3,463,427,364" and insert "$3,464,027,364".
Page 327, after line 3, insert:
"UUU. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend its State Plan for Medical Assistance to recognize the costs and provide reimbursement for care of tracheostomy patients in the Specialized Care program, including a minimum of six care hours per patient per day.  Cost ceilings associated with tracheostomy services shall be identical to those in place for ventilator care."

(This amendment includes reimbursement for tracheostomy care in the Specialized Care program which provides additional payments to nursing facilities that provide intensive services to nursing facility patients with special needs.)