2009 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hamilton
Federal Medicaid Relief to Restore Medicaid & CSB Cuts (language only)

Item 306 #1h

Item 306 #1h

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 343, after line 50, insert:
"VVV.  Any unbudgeted amount of general fund savings which may result from the increase in the federal matching assistance percentage (FMAP) of the Medicaid expenditures shall be used to restore funding specifically identified as budget reduction strategies in the 2009 Executive Budget Document and which appear in House Document No. 1 in item 306 (Medicaid Program Services) or item 316 in the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services (Grants to Localities).
Priority should be given to those items which limit access to services by reducing provider rates, delaying payment, eliminating home- and community-based services waiver slots or capping enrollment, converting the actual cost of waiver services comparison which is required for 1915 (c) waivers to an individual cost rather than an average cost of waiver participants."

(This amendment adds language directing that any unbudgeted federal Medicaid relief received as an increase in the federal match rate for Medicaid be used to restore cuts contained in the introduced budget and described in the 2009 Executive Budget Document in the Department of Medicaid Assistance Services related to the the provision of Medicaid services or Medicaid provider reimbursements, or cuts in funding for Community Services Boards and community based services in the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services.)