2010 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Competitive Bidding of Incontinence Supplies

Item 297 #1s

Item 297 #1s

First Year - FY2011 Second Year - FY2012
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2011 $0 FY2012 ($829,784) GF

Page 196, line 50, strike "$7,272,405,030" and insert "$7,271,575,246".
Page 209, line 15, strike "based on", and insert:
".  DMAS shall solicit input from patient advocacy groups and Virginia-based providers including:  (i) the impact on quality of patient care, (ii) the impact on product accessibility by Medicaid recipients, (iii) the likelihood that competitive bidding will result in savings, (iv) the expense of designing, conducting and properly managing the competitive bidding process, and (v) the impact on Virginia companies and employers.  This analysis shall also include a review of other states' experience with the imposition of competitive bidding requirements for incontinence supplies.  The director of DMAS shall report the findings to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than November 1, 2010."

(This amendment includes an estimate of general fund savings the second year that was not included in the introduced budget. Language is also added to solicit input from providers of durable medical equipment to better understand the implications of initiating a competitive bidding process for reimbursement of DME incontinence supplies.)