2011 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Governor McDonnell
Correct Funding-Freestanding Children's Hospitals (language only)

Item 297 #3g

Item 297 #3g

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 261, line 37, after "MMM." insert "1."
Page 261, line 37, after "July 1, 2010" insert "through June 30, 2011".
Page 261, line 42, after "the first year" strike "and".
Page 261, line 43, strike "$2,700,000 total funds the second year".
Page 261, after line 45, insert:
"2. Effective  July 1, 2011, the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance to eliminate additional Indirect Medical Education (IME) payments based on NICU utilization (described in 12 VAC 30-70-291.D)."
Page 266, line 27, after "Medicaid Services" insert "minus $400,000".

(This amendment limits the funding increase for freestanding children's hospitals to $2.0 million. The introduced budget included physician supplemental payments in the amount of $1.2 million and an increase in special Indirect Medical Education payments for freestanding children's hospitals by $800,000. Based on updated information, the physician supplemental payments are expected to generate $4.3 million as opposed to the $1.2 million in the introduced budget. Therefore, to limit the funding increase to $2.0 million, this amendment eliminates the special IME payment of $2.7 million and reduces the physician supplemental payments by $400,000.)