2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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Increase Mental Retardation Waiver Rates by 2.0%

Item 326 #12c

Item 326 #12c

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $3,316,655 GF
FY2005 $0 FY2006 $3,316,655 NGF

Page 301, line 51, strike "$4,730,530,852" and insert "$4,737,164,162".
Page 319, line 18, after "III." insert "1."
Page 319, line 20, strike "4,700,000" and insert "8,016,655".
Page 319, line 21, strike "4,700,000" and insert "8,016,655".
Page 319, line 22, strike the second "the".
Page 319, strike lines 23 and 24 and insert:
"services provided in the Medicaid home- and community-based mental retardation and developmental disabilities waiver programs, excluding personal care services."

(This amendment provides $3.3 million from the general fund and $3.3 million from federal matching funds the second year for an additional two percent increase for services provided through the Medicaid Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities waiver programs effective July 1, 2005. Last year, the General Assembly approved a three percent rate increase for these waiver services; this additional funding will provide a five percent on July 1, 2005. This action would not impact personal care rates provided under these waivers since these rates are adjusted when the personal care rates are adjusted. This increase is part of a long-term plan to provide adequate reimbursement rates for waiver services to guarantee service to individuals served through the Mental Retardation and Developmentally Disabled Waiver programs.)