2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Jones, S.C.
Increase Medicaid Rate for Supported Employment

Item 306 #15h

Item 306 #15h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2009 $150,000 FY2010 $150,000 GF
FY2009 $150,000 FY2010 $150,000 NGF

Page 276, line 1, strike "$5,521,541,169" and insert "$5,521,841,169".
Page 276, line 1, strike "$5,818,036,403" and insert "$5,818,336,403".
Page 289, after line 18, insert:
"RR.  The Department of Medical Assistance Service shall realign the rates paid for individual supported employment provided under the Medicaid home- and community-based waivers to the same level paid by the Department of Rehabilitative Services to employment services organizations.  The Department shall implement this change effective July 1, 2008."

(This amendment provides an additional $150,000 each year from the general fund and $150,000 each year from matching federal Medicaid funds to increase reimbursement for individual supported employment services provided by home- and community-based Medicaid waiver service providers. This increase will adjust the rates so they are consistent with supported employment rates currently established by the Department of Rehabilitative Services for services provided to disabled individuals who are not eligible for Medicaid-reimbursed services. This change would increase access to supported employment services and diminish the need for other Medicaid-funded waiver services. The fiscal impact of this change, if any, is expected to be minimal due to the offset in costs of more expensive waiver services for these individuals.)