2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Conference Report)

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Increase Hospital Payments (language only)

Item 326 #23c

Item 326 #23c

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 264, line 7, strike "the expenditure of".
Page 264, line 9, strike "for the adjustment" and insert:
"is provided for this purpose."
Page 264, strike lines 10 through 13.

(This amendment removes budget language from the introduced budget that made the increase in hospital reimbursement rates contingent upon passage of the Governor's tax proposal. Removal of this language guarantees that inpatient hospital reimbursement rates will be increased from 72 to 75 percent of allowable costs on July 1, 2005.)