2009 Session

Budget Amendments - SB850 (Conference Report)

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Emergency Regulatory Language for Long-Stay Hospital Payment Changes (language only)

Item 306 #10c

Item 306 #10c

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 340, line 33, after "fund.", insert:
"The department shall promulgate regulations to implement this amendment no more than 280 days from the enactment of this act."

(This amendment provides emergency regulatory authority to make changes to the Medicaid reimbursement methodology for long-stay hospitals. The introduced budget includes a reduction strategy for long-stay hospitals, but in order for the Department of Medical Assistance Services to implement the necessary changes by July 1, 2009, the agency needs emergency regulatory authority.)