2009 Session

Budget Amendments - SB850 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Houck
Forecast of Medicaid Expenditures (language only)

Item 311 #2s

Item 311 #2s

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 346, line 20, strike "The forecast shall include".
Page 346, strike lines 21 through 27.

(This amendment removes new language related to the reporting of Medicaid expenditures that was included in the proposed budget. Under Virginia law, certain Medicaid providers, including nursing facilities and hospitals, are entitled to yearly inflation adjustments. The proposed budget removed inflation for nursing homes and hospitals. The new language is a policy change that would remove inflation from the Medicaid forecast. This change is flawed because it prevents transparency in budgeting and ignores the legal obligation of the Commonwealth.)