2009 Session

Budget Amendments - SB850 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Wampler
Enhanced Federal Medicaid Funding (Restore Funding for Rate and Eligibility Reductions) (language only)

Item 306 #18s

Item 306 #18s

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 343, after line 50, insert:
"VVV.  Contingent upon the enactment of federal fiscal relief, any unbudgeted amount of general fund savings which may result from an increase in the federal matching assistance percentage payments (FMAP) shall be used to restore budget reduction strategies in Item 306 (Medicaid Program Services).  In such restorations, priority will be placed on preserving access to needed services by ensuring that:  a) rates of payment for items and services covered under the Medicaid state plan, and the methodology underlying the establishment of such rates are, or result in, rates of payment that are no less than such rates as in effect on January 1, 2009; and b) eligibility policies and procedures under the state plan, including waiver programs, are no less restrictive than those in effect on January 1, 2009."

(This amendment restores any reductions to Medicaid with revenues from enhanced federal Medicaid revenues should federal fiscal relief become law. Priority is given to rate and eligibility reductions.)