2009 Session

Budget Amendments - SB850 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Houck
Rate Increase for Ambulance Providers

Item 306 #2s

Item 306 #2s

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2009 $0 FY2010 $2,700,000 GF
FY2009 $0 FY2010 $2,700,000 NGF

Page 324, line 2, strike "$5,933,087,351" and insert "$5,938,487,351".
Page 343, after line 50, insert:
"VVV.  Out of this appropriation, $2,700,000 from the general fund and $2,700,000 from nongeneral funds the second year shall be used to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates paid to providers of ambulance services".

(This amendment authorizes an increase in Medicaid rates for ambulance providers. The Department of Medical Assistance Services has corrected an error in Medicaid ambulance rates for dual eligibles (people with Medicaid and Medicare) starting April 1, 2008. The rate increase is equivalent to the amount of funding lost due to the overpayment error. As a result of the rate correction, ambulance providers across the state will lose about $5.0 million a year ($2.5 million general fund). Ambulance providers are one of the lowest paid providers within the Medicaid program, so this loss of funding is significant.)