2015 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Conference Report)

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Supplemental Physician Payments to CHKD

Item 301 #9c

Item 301 #9c

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2015 $0 FY2016 $1,381,730 GF
FY2015 $0 FY2016 $1,381,730 NGF

Page 257, line 32, strike "$8,515,698,638" and insert "$8,518,462,098".
Page 281, after line 10, insert:
"OOOO.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance to increase the supplemental  physician payments for practice plans affiliated with a freestanding children's hospital with more than 50 percent Medicaid inpatient utilization in fiscal year 2009 to the maximum allowed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The department shall have the authority to implement these reimbursement changes effective July 1, 2015, and prior to completion of any regulatory process undertaken in order to effect such change."

(This amendment provides funding for Physician Supplemental Payments for additional support for Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (CHKD). These payments help cover the cost of caring for thousands of children facing life-threatening illnesses, traumatic injuries and chronic conditions as well as those who need access to routine well-child care regardless of their families' ability to pay for services. These payments also ensure that CHKD's patients have access to every type of pediatric subspecialist, surgeon and pediatrician needed in a highly coordinated, efficient and regionalized system of care in greater Hampton Roads. Furthermore, Physician Supplemental Payments help CHKD address critical workforce development needs as the region's only teaching hospital for pediatrics, for the EVMS pediatric and family medicine residencies, and for every school of nursing within the region. Physician Supplemental Payments currently cover less than a third of CHKD's $13 million physician costs.)