2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Committee Approved)

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Adjust FAMIS Forecast for Healthy Virginia Spending

Item 300 #1h

Item 300 #1h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2015 ($339,872) FY2016 ($3,672,801) GF
FY2015 ($683,513) FY2016 ($17,019,037) NGF

Page 256, line 38, strike "$156,823,352" and insert "$155,799,967".
Page 256, line 38, strike "$179,113,399" and insert "$158,421,561".

(This amendment decreases funding in the Department of Medical Assistance Services based on the recent November 2014 FAMIS forecast. Expenditures are expected to decline from amounts budgeted during the 2014 Special Session I due to delays in reinstating coverage for pregnant women through the FAMIS MOMS program and lower than expected managed care rates that were previously forecast. This appropriation change was not made in the introduced budget, because the funding was allocated to the Governor's Healthy Virginia initiative. A companion amendment in Item 301 provides specific authority to implement a program to extend comprehensive dental services to pregnant women enrolled in the FAMIS MOMS program and extend FAMIS coverage to children of low-income state employees who otherwise would be eligible.)