2009 Session

Budget Amendments - SB850 (Committee Approved)

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Reduce Reimbursements to Nursing Homes by 3%

Item 306 #34s

Item 306 #34s

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2009 $0 FY2010 ($12,016,013) GF
FY2009 $0 FY2010 ($12,016,013) NGF

Page 324, line 2, strike "$5,933,087,351" and insert "$5,909,055,325".
Page 339, line 6, strike "VV." and insert "1.".
Page 339, line 7, strike "2010" and insert "2009".
Page 339, after line 15, insert:
"2.  Effective July 1, 2009, and ending after June 30, 2010, the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall reduce nursing facility direct and indirect care payment rates by 4.329 percent below the rates that otherwise would be in effec
t, except that the reduction shall be 1.329 percent for nursing facilities with 95 percent or greater Medicaid utilization in their provider fiscal year ending in calendar year 2008.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the State Plan to authorize this change, and shall have the authority to implement this reimbursement change effective July 1, 2009, and prior to the completion of any regulatory process undertaken in order to effect such change."

(This amendment reduces reimbursements to nursing facilities by three percent effective July 1, 2009, resulting in savings of $12.2 million GF and $12.2 million from federal Medicaid matching funds in FY 2010. However, nursing homes with Medicaid utilization greater than 95 percent are exempt, reducing the net savings to $12.0 million GF.)