2006 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Callahan
Co-Patron(s): Gilbert, Hugo, Parrish, Poisson
PACE Program Start-Up Costs

Item 302 #23h

Item 302 #23h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2007 $3,000,000 FY2008 $0 GF

Page 258, line 32, strike "$4,989,007,434" and insert "$4,992,007,434".
Page 271, after line 53, insert:
"TT.  Out of this appropriation, $3,000,000 from the general fund the first year shall be used to reimburse entities that are working, in coordination with the department, towards the implementation of a Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly site."

(This amendment provides start-up funding through the Department of Medical Assistance Services for six Programs for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). These programs provide an array of services to individuals age 55 and older who meet the criteria for admission to a nursing facility but who wish to remain in their communities. PACE is a model that blends Medicare and Medicaid funding. Virginia currently does not have a full PACE program. A number of providers are interested in the program but the lack of start-up funding has created a barrier to provider entry into the market. This funding would allow for up to sixgrants to providers for start-up funding based on criteria to be determined by the Department of Medical Assistance Services.)