2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Member Request)

View Budget Item
View Budget Item amendments

Chief Patron: Knight
Supplemental Payments to Physician Affiliated with EVMS (language only)

Item 307 #2h

Item 307 #2h

Health and Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 158, after line 26, insert:
"UUUU.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall promulgate regulations to make Medicaid supplemental payments to Medicaid physician providers with a medical school located in Eastern Virginia that is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth.  The amount of the supplemental payment shall be based on the difference between the average commercial rate approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the payments otherwise made to physicians.  Funding for the state share for the Medicaid payments is authorized in Item 245.  The Department shall have the authority to implement these reimbursement changes consistent with the effective date in the State Plan Amendment approved by CMS and prior to completion of any regulatory process in order to effect such changes."

(This amendment provides DMAS with the authority to make supplemental Medicaid payments to physicians of Eastern Virginia Medical School. The state share of the Medicaid payments will be made by EVMS.)