2006 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Committee Approved)

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Increase Medicaid Payments for Personal Care

Item 302 #5h

Item 302 #5h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2007 $0 FY2008 $4,284,705 GF
FY2007 $0 FY2008 $4,284,705 NGF

Page 258, line 32, strike "$5,325,426,176" and insert "$5,333,995,586".
Page 271, after line 53, insert:
"TT.  Out of this appropriation, $4,284,705 the second year from the general fund and $4,284,705 the second year from nongeneral funds shall be used to increase personal care reimbursement rates provided under community-based Medicaid waiver programs by five percent, effective July 1, 2007."

(This amendment provides an additional $4.3 million from the general fund and $4.3 million in matching federal Medicaid funds in the second year to increase reimbursement for personal care services in the Medicaid program by five percent. For purposes of this item, “personal care" means both agency and consumer-directed personal care, respite care and companion care, as well as consumer-directed facilitator services provided under home- and community-based Medicaid waiver programs. The 2004 General Assembly had provided a five percent increase for personal care providers beginning July 1, 2005 and the 2005 General Assembly provided an additional two percent increase which will be effective May 1, 2006. With this additional funding the statewide rate paid for personal care services under Medicaid community-based waiver programs would increase from $14.33/hour to $15.05/hour in Northern Virginia and $12.17/hour to $12.78/hour in the rest of the state.)