2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Committee Approved)

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Increase Emergency Room Physicians Rates by 8%

Item 326 #18s

Item 326 #18s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $800,000 GF
FY2005 $0 FY2006 $800,000 NGF

Page 301, line 51, strike "$4,730,530,852" and insert "$4,732,130,852".
Page 321, after line 16, insert:  
"VVV.  The  Department of Medical Assistance Services shall have the authority to amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance to increase reimbursements to physicians delivering services to recipients in hospital emergency rooms effective July 1, 2005.  Out of this appropriation, the expenditure of $800,000 from the general fund and $800,000 from nongeneral funds the second year shall be used to increase reimbursements by eight percent above the fiscal year 2005 level.  Such amendments to the State Plan shall become effective within 280 days or less from the enactment of this act."

(This amendment adds $800,000 GF and $800,000 NGF the second year to provide an additional eight percent increase in Medicaid payments to physicians in hospital emergency rooms. The 2004 General Assembly added funding to increase rates for ER physicians by two percent effective July 1, 2004. The rate increase will provide additional funding to support physicians working in hospital emergency rooms.)