2013 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Jones
Co-Patron(s): Landes
Maintain Medicaid Rates for Mental Health Support Services (language only)

Item 307 #21h

Item 307 #21h

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 280, after line 14, insert:
"JJJJ.  The Department of Medicaid Assistance Services shall not reduce the Mental Health Support Services reimbursement rate below $56.40 (urban) and $51.44 (rural) per hour and shall not further modify the service as provided on January 1, 2013, until the Commonwealth establishes an operating Behavioral Health Organization."

(This amendment adds language prohibiting the Department of Medical Assistance Services to modify the reimbursement rate for Mental Health Support Services until the agency contracts with a Behavioral Health Organization.)