2013 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell
10% Rate Increase for Consumer-Directed Personal Care

Item 307 #28s

Item 307 #28s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2013 $0 FY2014 $10,000,000 GF
FY2013 $0 FY2014 $10,000,000 NGF

Page 263, line 15, strike "$8,033,837,513" and insert "$8,053,837,513".
Page 280, after line 14, insert:
"JJJJ.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall increase reimbursements for consumer-directed personal care by ten percent for services provided through Medicaid home- and community-based waivers.  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 $10.0 million from the general fund and $10.0 million from matching federal Medicaid funds in the second year for a ten percent increase in the payment rates for consumer-directed personal care provided through Medicaid home- and community-based waiver services. Currently, providers earn $11.47 per hour in Northern Virginia and $8.86 per hour in the rest of the state.)