2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Committee Approved)

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Medicaid Forecast Adjustment for Exceptional Rates Increase for Congregate Care

Item 307 #1h

Item 307 #1h

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health and Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2013 $0 FY2014 ($1,841,440) GF
FY2013 $0 FY2014 ($1,841,440) NGF

Page 138, line 11, strike "$8,002,553,539" and insert "$7,998,870,659".

(This amendment adjusts the Medicaid forecast by $1.8 million from the general fund and $1.8 million from federal matching Medicaid funds to capture unspent funds that were provided in fiscal year 2014 for a congregate care rate increase. The rate increase was provided to meet the complex medical or behavioral needs of individuals currently residing in an institution and unable to transition to the community due to the need for services that cannot be provided within the maximum allowable rate, or individuals whose exceptional needs present imminent risk of institutionalization and for whom enhanced waiver services are needed beyond that provided through the existing maximum rates. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) have not yet approved the rate increase and it is anticipated that approval will not be granted in time to implement the rate increase in fiscal year 2014. Funding is included in House Bill 30 to implement the rate increase in fiscal year 2015.)