2009 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Phillips
5% Pay Differential for Rural Home Health Services

Item 306 #14h

Item 306 #14h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2009 $0 FY2010 $51,000 GF
FY2009 $0 FY2010 $51,000 NGF

Page 324, line 2, strike "$5,933,087,351" and insert "$5,933,189,351".

(This amendment provides $51,000 from the general fund and $51,000 from matching federal Medicaid funds in the second year for a pay differential for home health services furnished to recipients in rural areas. Home health agencies located in rural areas experience higher costs across the board, particularly in the areas of personnel and travel. Rural agencies typically have fewer patients, resulting in higher costs per patient.)