2013 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: O'Bannon
Co-Patron(s): Brink, Dance, Ingram, Jones, Landes, Ware, Onzlee
Increase Physician Medicaid Payments

Item 307 #4h

Item 307 #4h

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2013 $0 FY2014 $6,800,000 GF
FY2013 $0 FY2014 $6,800,000 NGF

Page 263, line 15, strike "$8,033,837,513" and insert "$8,047,437,513".
Page 280, after line 14, insert:
"JJJJ.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall increase reimbursements to participating physicians in an amount of 3 percent over and above the 2012 reimbursement levels.  This increase applies to the Medicaid fee-for-service program as well as services provided through the Medicaid managed care organizations, which shall pass through the entire amount of the increase to physicians."

(This amendment provides $6.8 million from the general fund in the second year for a three percent increase in the payment rates for Medicaid physician services. Funding is provided from the unappropriated undesignated general funds dollars contained within this act. The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provides federal funds to increase in Medicaid physician fees for primary care services to the Medicare level in federal fiscal year 2014, 2015 and 2016; however other physician services are not included in that increase.)