2006 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Callahan
MR Waiver Rate Increase for High Labor Cost Areas

Item 302 #22h

Item 302 #22h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2007 $4,600,000 FY2008 $4,600,000 GF
FY2007 $4,600,000 FY2008 $4,600,000 NGF

Page 258, line 32, strike "$4,989,007,434" and insert "$4,998,207,434".
Page 258, line 32, strike "$5,325,426,176" and insert "$5,334,626,176".
Page 271, after line 53, insert:
"TT.  Out of this appropriation, $4,600,000 the first year from the general fund and $4,600,000 the first year from nongeneral funds and $4,600,000 the second year from the general fund and $4,600,000 the second year from nongeneral funds shall be used to implement a rate differential for community-based Medicaid mental retardation and developmentally disabled waiver services provided in Planning District 8."

(This amendment provides funding to increase reimbursement for home- and community-based Medicaid mental retardation (MR) waiver services in Northern Virginia. This rate differential will help providers to hire and retain a reliable and qualified work force to meet the safety needs of disabled individuals receiving services under the MR waiver.)