2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Reynolds
10% Increase for Medicaid Physician Rates

Item 326 #2s

Item 326 #2s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $15,575,220 GF
FY2005 $0 FY2006 $16,544,510 NGF

Page 301, line 51, strike "$4,730,530,852" and insert "$4,762,650,582".
Page 321, after line 16, insert:
"VVV.  The Department shall amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance to increase rates paid to physicians by 10 percent effective July 1, 2005.  This increase shall not apply to physicians scheduled to already receive an increase in this act."

(This amendment provides funding from the general fund the second year to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for physicians by 10 percent effective July 1, 2005. Because reimbursement rates for obstetrical services were increased by 34 percent on September 1, 2004 and emergency room physicians received a rate increase on July 1, 2004, these rates are excluded from this increase.)