2012 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Colgan
Exempt Government Operated Nursing Facililities from Rate Reduction

Item 307 #26s

Item 307 #26s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2013 $189,000 FY2014 $189,000 GF
FY2013 $189,000 FY2014 $189,000 NGF

Page 225, line 49, strike "$7,438,749,436" and insert "$7,439,127,436".
Page 225, line 49, strike "$9,042,320,948" and insert "$9,042,698,948".
Page 238, line 10, after "FY 2013" strike ";" and insert:
".  Nursing facilities owned and operated by local or regional governmental entities with a Medicaid utilization rate in excess of 85 percent for fiscal year 2011 as documented by department Medicaid cost reports shall not be subject to any rate reductions below their fiscal year 2012 reimbursement rate for fiscal year 2013 and fiscal year 2014."

(This amendment exempts government-operated nursing facilities from direct and indirect care operating payment reductions in fiscal year 2013 and fiscal year 2014 that would decrease reimbursement below the rate in effect for those facilities in fiscal year 2012. In order to be exempt, these facilities must demonstrate 85 percent or greater Medicaid utilization in their provider fiscal year ending in calendar 2011.)