2009 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hamilton
Local Inpatient Purchase of Services Funding in FY 2010

Item 315 #4h

Item 315 #4h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Health And Human Resources
Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, Department of FY2009 $0 FY2010 $7,520,828 GF

Page 349, line 2, strike "$48,421,510" and insert "$55,942,338".

(This amendment provides additional funding of $7.5 million from the general fund in the second year to cover the projected shortfall in funding for acute, inpatient services funded through the Local Inpatient Purchase of Services (LIPOS) in each of the seven mental health partnership regions. Funding covers the cost of diverting consumers who are indigent from state hospitals to acute inpatient services in private hospitals. These funds are rigorously managed by regional clinical utilization and authorization teams who work with willing private hospitals who have agree to use the regional protocol for utilization and authorization. LIPOS funding diverts thousand of consumers from state hospital admissions to shorter lengths of stay avoiding loss of consumers' natural supports in their home communities.)