2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Brink
Co-Patron(s): Hamilton, Morgan
JCHC-Outpatient Reporting System

Item 319 #1h

Item 319 #1h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $50,000 GF

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(This amendment provides additional general funds in the second year to support the outpatient data reporting system. The Virginia General Assembly, in 2001, required outpatient surgical data to be added to Virginia’s health care data reporting system. Previously, only inpatient hospital data was included in the data reporting system. Considering the significant increase in the number of outpatient surgical procedures, having reliable information on these procedures was considered to be very important. Virginia Health Information (VHI) developed the outpatient reporting system and subsidized its operation until 2003 when significant reductions in general fund support required VHI to suspend processing of the outpatient surgical data. The requested funding of $50,000 per year will allow VHI to restore the outpatient reporting system.)