2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Watts
Medicaid Impact-Aux. Grant Increase HB 2362

Item 326 #34h

Item 326 #34h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $13,088,303 GF
FY2005 $0 FY2006 $13,088,303 NGF

Page 301, line 51, strike "$4,730,530,852" and insert "$4,756,707,458".

(This amendment provides funding for assisted living residents who are projected to become eligible for Medicaid as a result of implementing a rate increase for the Auxiliary Grant Program pursuant to House Bill 2362. A companion amendment to Item 359 provides an increase of about 33 percent in the monthly Auxiliary Grant rate for most eligible persons in Assisted Living Facilities and an increase of about 50 percent in the monthly Auxiliary Grant rate for eligible persons with mental disabilities in Assisted Living Facilities. This increase results in an increase in the number of individuals eligible for the Auxiliary Grant since these recipients are automatically eligible for the Medicaid program. The introduced budget provided a $50 per month rate increase for the Auxiliary Grant program, increasing payments from $894 to $944 per month and providing funding for Medicaid eligibility.)