2013 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Barker
Increase Consumer-directed Respite Care Services by 10%

Item 307 #34s

Item 307 #34s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2013 $0 FY2014 $1,571,599 GF
FY2013 $0 FY2014 $1,571,599 NGF

Page 263, line 15, strike "$8,033,837,513" and insert "$8,036,980,711".
Page 280, after line 14, insert:
"JJJJ.  Out of this appropriation, $1,571,599 from the general fund and $1,571,599 from nongeneral funds the second year shall be used to increase reimbursement rates for consumer-directed respite care services provided through Medicaid home- and community-based waiver programs by 10 percent.  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 $1.6 million GF and a like amount of federal Medicaid matching funds the second year to increase the rates paid for consumer-directed respite care services under Medicaid home- and community-based waiver services by 10 percent on July 1, 2013. Additional funding will help to recruit and retain providers of respite care services due to low reimbursement rates and lack of benefits.)