2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Morgan
Medicaid Dental Rates Increase to Commercial Rate

Item 326 #23h

Item 326 #23h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $12,000,000 GF
FY2005 $0 FY2006 $13,440,000 NGF

Page 301, line 51, strike "$4,730,530,852" and insert "$4,755,970,852".
Page 320, line 32, strike "by ten percent" and insert:
"to the average commercial rate in Virginia".

(This amendment provides $12.0 million from the general fund and $13.4 million in nongeneral funds in the second year to increase Medicaid and Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) Plan reimbursement for children's dental services to the average commercial rate for those services. Currently, only 25 percent of children enrolled in Medicaid actually see a dentist each year due to the low participation rate of dentists. Only 17 percent of Virginia's licensed dentists participate in Medicaid and FAMIS, the children's health insurance program.)