2010 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Northam
Restore Funds for Virginia NICU Hospitals with 50% Medicaid Utilization

Item 297 #17s

Item 297 #17s

First Year - FY2011 Second Year - FY2012
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2011 $750,000 FY2012 $750,000 GF
FY2011 $750,000 FY2012 $750,000 NGF

Page 196, line 50, strike "$6,806,326,159" and insert "$6,807,826,159".
Page 196, line 50, strike "$7,272,405,030" and insert "$7,273,905,030".
Page 209, after line 23, insert:
"XXX.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance governing Medicaid reimbursements for Virginia hospitals to provide enhanced reimbursements to provide an increase in Indirect Medical Education payments for non-state owned hospitals with base year 2002 Medicaid Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) utilization greater than 50 percent, as reported to the Department as of March 1, 2004."

(This amendment provides enhanced reimbursements to inpatient hospitals located in the Commonwealth with Medicaid utilization rates greater than 50 percent of their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) patient populations. The enhanced reimbursements would be proportionally distributed to the hospitals based on each hospital's share of NICU Medicaid patient days.)