2009 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hamilton
Restore Policy to Include Inflation in Medicaid Forecast (language only)

Item 311 #2h

Item 311 #2h

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 346, line 20, strike "The forecast shall include".
Page 346, strike lines 21 through 27.

(This amendment deletes language contained in the introduced budget which changes existing policy to include inflationary changes, rebasing or other cost adjustments required by law or regulation in the forecast of Medicaid utilization and enrollment. Under Virginia law, certain Medicaid providers, including nursing facilities and hospitals are entitled to yearly inflation adjustments. The policy change in the introduced budget prevents transparency in budgeting and ignores the legal obligation of the Commonwealth.)