2009 Session

Budget Amendments - SB850 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Houck
Restore Funding for Nursing Facilities

Item 306 #10s

Item 306 #10s

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2009 $0 FY2010 $5,850,000 GF
FY2009 $0 FY2010 $5,850,000 NGF

Page 324, line 2, strike "$5,933,087,351" and insert "$5,944,787,351".
Page 339, line 7, strike "2010" and insert "2009".

(This amendment provides $5.9 million GF and an equal amount of federal Medicaid matching funds the second year to remove the FY 2010 component of the two-year reduction implemented on July 1, 2008. This reduction was intended to cap the nursing facility Medicaid inflation update to no more than two percent. For ease of administration, the language implementing the reduction was revised, at the request of the nursing home industry with the concurrence of the Administration, to a 1.329 percent reduction factor from normally calculated rates. The FY 2010 component of this reduction, equating to $11.7 million in total funds, is inconsistent with the language contained in Item 306 TTT. eliminating the entire inflation update for nursing facilities and effectively representing a double reduction to Medicaid payments for nursing facilities.)