2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Houck
JCHC-Increase Medicaid Physician Payments

Item 326 #28s

Item 326 #28s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $87,100,000 GF
FY2005 $0 FY2006 $93,900,000 NGF

Page 301, line 51, strike "$4,730,530,852" and insert "$4,911,530,852".
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, including those set under the Resource Based Relative Value System (RBRVS) fee schedule and fees of anesthesiologists to the Medicare fee level based on the published Medicare relative value units and conversion factor, excluding Medicare's adjustment for geographic variation in fees."

(This amendment provides $87.1 million GF and $93.9 million NGF to increase Medicaid payments for physician services to the Medicare reimbursement level. This is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Health Care.)