2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Wampler
Medicaid Rate Increase for Emergency Room Physicians

Item 326 #18s

Item 326 #18s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $3,000,000 GF
FY2005 $0 FY2006 $3,000,000 NGF

Page 301, line 51, strike "$4,730,530,852" and insert "$4,736,530,852".
Page 321, after line 16, insert:
"VVV.  Effective July 1, 2005, the Department shall amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance governing Medicaid physician reimbursements to raise payments for physician services provided in hospital emergency rooms."

(This amendment increases Medicaid payments to physicians in hospital emergency rooms by 30 percent in the second year. The rate increase would ensure that an adequate number of physicians will continue to work in hospital emergency rooms.)