2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Marsh
Medicaid Dental Rates Increase to Commercial Rate

Item 326 #23s

Item 326 #23s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $12,000,000 GF
FY2005 $0 FY2006 $13,440,000 NGF

Page 301, line 51, strike "$4,730,530,852" and insert "$4,755,970,852".
Page 320, line 32, after "services", strike "by ten percent" and insert:
"to the average commercial rate in Virginia".

(This amendment provides $12.0 million GF and $13.4 million NGF to increase Medicaid reimbursement for children's dental services to the average commercial rate for those services. Currently, only 25 percent of children enrolled in Medicaid actually see a dentist each year due to the low participation rate of dentists. Only 17 percent of Virginia's licensed dentists participate in Medicaid and FAMIS, the children's health insurance program.)