2006 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Landes
Increase Medicaid Physician Payment Rates

Item 302 #15h

Item 302 #15h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2007 $8,000,000 FY2008 $8,000,000 GF
FY2007 $8,000,000 FY2008 $8,000,000 NGF

Page 258, line 32, strike "$4,989,007,434" and insert "$5,005,007,434".
Page 258, line 32, strike "$5,325,426,176" and insert "$5,341,426,176".
Page 270, strike after line 18, insert:
"KK.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall have the authority to amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance to increase the physician/practitioner reimbursement fees paid for evaluation and management procedures, as defined by the American Medical Association's annual publication of the Current Procedural Terminology manual, provided to children under the age of 21 up to 85 percent of Medicare payment rates, effective July 1, 2006.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall promulgate emergency regulations to implement this amendment within 280 days orless from the enactment date of this act."
Page 270, strike lines 19 through 34.

(This amendment adds funding and language to increase Medicaid physician payment rates for children's services up to 85 percent of the Medicare payment rate, beginning July 1, 2006. Language is stricken in the introduced budget which increases reimbursement rates for physicians by three percent beginning July, 1, 2007.)