2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Conference Report)

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Study of Medicaid Home & Community-based Care Reimbursement Rates (language only)

Item 21 #1c

Item 21 #1c

Legislative Department
Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

Page 16, after line 29, insert:
"E.  The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) shall report on the adequacy of Virginia's Medicaid reimbursement rates to health care providers.  The review shall include an examination of the impact of reimbursement levels on access to care for the Medicaid recipient population.  This review shall cover home and community-based care providers.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall cooperate fully as requested by JLARC and its staff.  JLARC shall report its findings and recommendations by November 1, 2005.”

(This amendment directs JLARC to report on the adequacy of Medicaid reimbursement rates for home and community-based care services.)