2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Saslaw
Co-Patron(s): Colgan, Devolites-Davis, Howell, Mims, OBrien, Puller, Ticer, Whipple
Indirect Medical Education Increase for NICU Hospitals

Item 326 #29s

Item 326 #29s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $600,000 GF
FY2005 $0 FY2006 $600,000 NGF

Page 301, line 51, strike "$4,730,530,852" and insert "$4,731,730,852".
Page 321, after line 16, insert:
"VVV.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance governing Medicaid reimbursements to provide an increase in Indirect Medical Education payments for non-state owned hospitals with base year 2003 Medicaid Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) utilization greater than 5,000 NICU inpatient days, as reported to the Department as of March 1, 2005.  Out of this appropriation, $600,000 from the general fund and $600,000 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 an increase by July 1, 2005 in Indirect Medical Education payments for non-state hospitals that provide more than 5,000 inpatient days neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) services.)