2014 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell
Co-Patron(s): Alexander, Barker, Colgan, Deeds, Ebbin, Favola, Hanger, Locke, Marsden, Marsh, McEachin, Miller, Petersen, Puckett, Puller
Increase Consumer-directed Personal Care by 10%

Item 301 #15s

Item 301 #15s

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2015 $10,000,000 FY2016 $10,000,000 GF
FY2015 $10,000,000 FY2016 $10,000,000 NGF

Page 245, line 42, strike "$8,495,724,272" and insert "$8,515,724,272".
Page 245, line 42, strike "$8,761,183,102" and insert "$8,781,183,102".
Page 264, after line 26, insert:
"FFFF.  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, 2014, 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 each 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.)