2007 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1650 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hamilton
Increase Physician Payment Rates

Item 302 #2h

Item 302 #2h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2007 $0 FY2008 $19,432,605 GF
FY2007 $0 FY2008 $20,016,379 NGF

Page 313, line 30, strike "$5,433,850,896" and insert "$5,473,299,880".
Page 326, line 25, after "for" strike the remaining line and insert:
"all other physician rates shall be increased."
Page 326, strike lines 26 and 27.

(This amendment adds $19.4 million in the second year from the general fund and $20.0 million in matching federal Medicaid funds to increase Medicaid physician payment rates by 15 percent beginning July 1, 2007. The 2006 General Assembly provided an eight percent rate increase for Medicaid pediatric services and an increase of three percent for all other Medicaid physician rates except OB/GYN services beginning July 1, 2007. The introduced budget contains funding to bring the rate of increase for pediatric services up to 15 percent in the second year. This additional funding ensures that all physician rates are raised to reflect a 15 percent increase in payments in FY 2008.)