2012 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1301 (Conference Report)

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Redirect Funding for Nursing Facility Capital to Operating

Item 307 #18c

Item 307 #18c

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2013 ($2,500,000) FY2014 ($2,500,000) GF
FY2013 ($2,500,000) FY2014 ($2,500,000) NGF

Page 225, line 49, strike "$7,438,749,436" and insert "$7,433,749,436".
Page 225, line 49, strike "$9,042,320,948" and insert "$9,037,320,948".
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 8.5 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 $2.5 million from the general fund and $2.5 million in nongeneral funds from federal Medicaid matching funds each year for reimbursements made to nursing facilities for capital projects for the fair rental value rate. Chapter 890, 2011 Acts of Assembly, reduced the reimbursement rate for nursing facility fair rental value from 9.0 percent to 8.0 percent. The introduced budget restored the rate to 9.0 percent. This amendment reduces the rate to 8.5 percent. A companion amendment provides funding to increase the operating rate for nursing facilities.)