2013 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hanger
Co-Patron(s): Howell, Marsh, Vogel, Watkins
Medicaid Work Group on Physician Inflation Adjustment (language only)

Item 307 #18s

Item 307 #18s

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 280, after line 14, insert:
"JJJJ. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall convene a work group to analyze and develop recommendations on the creation of an inflation adjustment formula for the reimbursement of physicians participating in Medicaid.  Such work group shall include stakeholders from the Medical Society of Virginia, physician sub-specialty groups, academic medical centers, and the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, together with any consultants or resources commonly used or retained by the department.  The Director of the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall report on the recommendations by this group to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by October 15, 2013."

(This amendment adds language directing the agency to convene a workgroup to develop recommendations creating an inflationary adjustment to be applied to Medicaid payments to physicians. Currently, only a limited number of Medicaid providers are eligible for annual inflationary adjustments to their payments.)