2007 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1650 (Conference Report)

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Report on Reimbursment for Uniform Assessment Instrument (language only)

Item 307 #1c

Item 307 #1c

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 336, after line 58, insert:
"H. The Director shall examine the reimbursement rate paid to screeners from local Departments of Social Services and the Virginia Department of Health or local health departments for conducting pre-admission screening evaluations according to the Uniform Assessment Instrument and assess how the reimbursement rate compares to the cost to localities of conducting the assessment.  No later than September 1, 2007, the Director shall report his findings to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees."

(This amendment requires the Director of the Department of Medical Assistance Services to examine the reimbursement rate paid to localities for performing the Uniform Assessment Instrument (UAI) and its relationship to the cost of conducting an assessment. The UAI is required for all individuals seeking nursing facility care. A report is required by September 1, 2007.)