2013 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Conference Report)

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Increase Medicaid Payments for Private Duty Nursing Svs.

Item 307 #7c

Item 307 #7c

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2013 $0 FY2014 $754,854 GF
FY2013 $0 FY2014 $754,854 NGF

Page 263, line 15, strike "$8,033,837,513" and insert "$8,035,347,221".
Page 280, after line 14, insert:"JJJJ.  Out of this appropriation, $754,854 from the general fund and $754,854 from nongeneral funds  the second year shall be used to increase reimbursement rates by 5 percent for private duty nursing services provided under the Medicaid home- and community-based Technology Assisted waiver program.  The department shall have the authority to implement this reimbursement change effective July 1, 2013, and prior to the completion of any regulatory process undertaken in order to effect such change."

(This amendment provides $754,854 from the general fund and $754,854 in matching federal funds in the second year to increase Medicaid reimbursement for private duty nursing services under the Technology Assisted (TECH) waiver by 5 percent. The TECH Waiver provides a community-based alternative to placement in an acute care hospital, long stay hospital or specialized care nursing facility. Eligible individuals include children and adults who are chronically ill or severely impaired, needing both a medical device to compensate for the loss of a vital body function and require substantial and ongoing skilled nursing care to avert further disability or to sustain their lives.)