2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hanger
Skilled Nursing Rate Increase

Item 326 #38s

Item 326 #38s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $4,376,600 GF
FY2005 $0 FY2006 $4,376,600 NGF

Page 301, line 51, strike "$4,730,530,852" and insert "$4,739,284,052".
Page 321, after line 16, insert:
"VVV.  The Department shall amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance governing  skilled nursing waiver services to (i) provide a 40 percent increase in the hourly rate to $34.58 for RNs, and $30.03 for LPNs statewide, and $36.40 for LPNs and $42.00 for RNs in northern Virginia, and (ii) utilize the nursing home market basket inflation factor to provide for an annual inflation index.  Rebasing shall occur every three years based on a representative sampling of providers geographically distributed across the Commonwealth, in accordance with the Medicare Provider Reimbursement Manual, utilizing total agency cost."

(This amendment provides for an increase in funding for skilled nursing services and an annual inflation adjustment.)