2009 Session

Budget Amendments - SB850 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hanger
Enhanced Federal Medicaid Funding (Restore Medicaid Funding) (language only)

Item 306 #21s

Item 306 #21s

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).  Priority should be given to those items which limit access to services by reducing provider rates, delaying payment, eliminating Home and Community-based Waiver slots or capping enrollment, converting the actual cost of waiver services comparison which is required for 1915 (c) waivers to an individual cost rather than an average cost of waiver participants."

(This amendment restores any reductions to Medicaid with revenues from enhanced federal Medicaid revenues should federal fiscal relief become law. Priority is given to provider rate changes, reduction or capping of waiver slots and using new cost methodologies for waiver service packages.)