2004 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Medicaid Reimbursement for Personal Care

Item 326 #41s

Item 326 #41s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $6,000,000 GF
FY2005 $0 FY2006 $6,000,000 NGF

Page 250, line 37, strike "$4,428,632,619" and insert "$4,440,632,619".
Page 264, after line 47, insert:
"BBB.  Out of this appropriation, $6,000,000 from the general fund and $6,000,000 from nongeneral funds shall be used to increase personal care provider rates offered under community-based Medicaid waiver programs by 10 percent on July 1, 2005."

(This amendment provides $6.0 million from the general fund and $6.0 million from nongeneral funds the second year to increase the statewide rate paid for personal care services under Medicaid community-based waiver programs from $13.38/hour to $14.72 in northern Virginia and $11.36/hour to $12.50/hour in the rest of the state, to reimburse providers for the actual cost of the services they provide. The current reimbursement rate is $3.40/hour less than the actual cost of providing services in 1997, according to a study conducted by the Department of Medical Assistance Services.)