2009 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hamilton
Federal Medicaid Relief Funds to Restore Provider Rates (language only)

Item 306 #8h

Item 306 #8h

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).  Priority should be given to those items which limit access to services by reducing provider rates and delaying payments."

(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 Medicaid provider reimbursements.)