2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Conference Report)

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Enhanced Hospital Payments for NICUs

Item 326 #10c

Item 326 #10c

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $250,000 GF
FY2005 $0 FY2006 $250,000 NGF

Page 301, line 51, strike "$4,730,530,852" and insert "$4,731,030,852".
Page 321, after line 16, insert:
"VVV.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance governing Medicaid reimbursements for hospitals to provide an increase in Indirect Medical Education payments for non-state owned hospitals that do not meet the criteria to receive Medicaid payments pursuant to paragraph HHH. of this item, but who have Medicaid Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) utilization greater than 4,500 Medicaid NICU inpatient days using base year 2003 data, as reported to the Department as of March 1, 2005.  Out of this appropriation, $250,000 from the general fund and $250,000 from nongeneral funds the second year shall be provided for this purpose. Such amendments to the State Plan shall become effective within 280 days or less from the enactment of this act."

(This amendment provides enhanced Medicaid payments in the second year to inpatient hospitals with Medicaid utilization rates greater than 4,500 inpatient days in their Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) in 2003 who do not receive other enhanced NICU payments provided to hospitals with Medicaid NICU days greater than 50 percent in base year 2002.)