2011 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Whipple
Restore GF for Waiver Rates and Respite Hours

Item 297 #8s

Item 297 #8s

First Year - FY2011 Second Year - FY2012
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2011 $0 FY2012 $39,200,231 GF
FY2011 $0 FY2012 $39,200,231 NGF

Page 249, line 7, strike "$7,244,217,237" and insert "$7,322,617,699".
Page 258, strike lines 28 through 35.
Page 261, strike lines 46 through 50.
Page 266, strike lines 17 through 22.

(This amendment restores $39.2 million GF and $39.2 million NGF from federal Medicaid matching funds the second year for rates paid to providers of home and community-based Medicaid waiver services that was reduced by 5 percent in the introduced budget. In addition, funding is provided to restore the hours of respite care hours a caregiver of a waiver recipient can receive from 240 to 720 hours per year to prevent a reduction in services effective July 1, 2011. Finally, budget language giving the Governor the authority to make restoration based on the amount of enhanced federal funding the Commonwealth receives from a six-month extension of assistance is eliminated.)