2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Yost
Co-Patron(s): Ingram
Capture Savings from Mental Health Skill Building Services

Item 308 #20h

Item 308 #20h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2015 $8,000,000 FY2016 $15,000,000 GF

Page 270, line 5, strike "$353,662,156" and insert "$361,662,156".
Page 270, line 5, strike "$361,349,536" and insert "$376,349,536".

(This amendment redirects up to 50 percent of the general fund savings captured in the Department of Medical Assistance Services from the implementation of the December 1, 2013, Mental Health Skill-Building Services (MHSS) emergency regulations on eligibility changes, rate and unit of service changes to MHSS, and savings from the implementation of the Behavioral Health Services Administrator’s contract. These savings are appropriated in the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to be reinvested in the following non-Medicaid-reimbursed services for all citizens of the Commonwealth with behavioral health disorders: Community Services Board (CSB) emergency services and crisis response services; peer support and family peer support services in crisis situations and in follow-up care in the community; jail diversion services; specialized services in detention centers; housing supports; employment services; and services for individuals who are not eligible for Medicaid services and those individuals whose needs are not covered by public or private behavioral health care coverage.)