2011 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Wampler
Co-Patron(s): Puckett
Restore GF for Payments to High-Volume NICUs

Item 297 #16s

Item 297 #16s

First Year - FY2011 Second Year - FY2012
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2011 $0 FY2012 $100,000 GF
FY2011 $0 FY2012 $100,000 NGF

Page 249, line 7, strike "$7,244,217,237" and insert "$7,244,417,237".
Page 268, after line 55, insert:
"YYYY.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance governing Medicaid reimbursements for hospitals to provide an increase in Indirect Medical Education payments consistent with 12 VAC 30-70-291 for hospitals that do not meet the criteria to receive Medicaid payments pursuant to paragraph MMM. of this item, or who have Medicaid Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) utilization greater than 4,500 Medicaid NICU inpatient days using base year 2003 data, as reported to the Department as of March 1, 2005.  Out of this appropriation, $100,000 from the general fund and $100,000 from nongeneral funds the second year shall be provided for this purpose.  Such amendments to the State Plan shall become effective within 280 days or less from the enactment of this act."

(This amendment restores $100,000 GF and $100,000 NGF from federal Medicaid matching funds for Johnson City Memorial Hospital to address the high-volume of Medicaid patients from Virginia that it serves in its neo-natal intensive care unit. Funding for this additional payment was eliminated and re-directed to Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters during the 2010 Session.)