2012 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Redirect Funding for Nursing Facility Capital to Operating

Item 307 #8s

Item 307 #8s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2013 ($5,000,000) FY2014 ($5,000,000) GF
FY2013 ($5,000,000) FY2014 ($5,000,000) NGF

Page 225, line 49, strike "$7,438,749,436" and insert "$7,428,749,436".
Page 225, line 49, strike "$9,042,320,948" and insert "$9,032,320,948".
Page 239, after line 5, insert:
"LLL.  Effective July 1, 2012, the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance to provide that the reimbursement floor for the nursing facility FRV “rental rate” shall be 8.0 percent in fiscal year 2013 and fiscal year 2014.  The department shall have the authority to implement these reimbursement changes prior to the completion of any regulatory process undertaken in order to effect such change."

(This amendment reduces $5.0 million GF and $5.0 million NGF from federal Medicaid matching funds each year for reimbursements made to nursing facilities for capital projects. Chapter 890, 2011 Acts of Assembly, reduced the reimbursement rate for nursing facility capital projects, but the introduced budget reversed that action. A separate amendment to this item reappropriates the savings from this amendment to increase the operating rate for nursing facilities.)