2008 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Increase Medicaid Rate for Supported Employment (language only)

Item 306 #1s

Item 306 #1s

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 289, after line 18, insert:
"RR.  The Department of Medical Assistance Service shall realign the rates paid for individual supported employment provided under 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 and subsequently whenever DRS rates for employment services organizations are changed.  The department shall modify state regulations to make this change permanent."

(This amendment adds language to increase reimbursements for individual supported employment services provided under home- and community-based Medicaid waivers. This increase will adjust the rates so they are consistent with the rates paid by the Department of Rehabilitative Services for services provided to disabled individuals who are not eligible for Medicaid-reimbursed services. This change is expected to increase access to supported employment services but diminish the need for other Medicaid-funded waiver services. The fiscal impact of this change is expected to be budget neutral due to the offset in costs of more expensive waiver services for these individuals.)