2007 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1650 (Committee Approved)

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1% Medicaid Physician Rate Increase Contingency

Item 302 #5h

Item 302 #5h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2007 $0 FY2008 $2,266,212 GF
FY2007 $0 FY2008 $2,389,266 NGF

Page 313, line 30, strike "$5,433,850,896" and insert "$5,438,506,374".
Page 333, after line 25, insert:
"PPP.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the State Plan of Medical Assistance Services to increase the physician/practitioner reimbursement fees by one percent effective July 1, 2007, in addition to the amounts contained in paragraph KK. in this item, contingent upon the passage of House Bill 2034 by the 2007 General Assembly.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall implement these reimbursement changes on July 1, 2007, or on the date of this enactment, whichever is later.  The Department shall have authority to implement these reimbursement changes prior to the completion of any regulatory process undertaken in order to effect such change."

(This amendment adds $2.3 million from the general fund and $2.4 million from nongeneral funds in the second year to increase physician reimbursement rates by one percent, contingent upon the passage of House Bill 2034. A companion amendment in this item increases rates for physician services by two percent in fiscal year 2008. Together with this amendment, physician rates would increase by a total of three percent in fiscal year 2008 above the amounts approved by the 2006 General Assembly.)