2015 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Floor Approved)

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Increase ID/DD Waiver Rates based on Rate Study

Item 301 #1s

Item 301 #1s

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2015 $0 FY2016 $8,200,000 GF
FY2015 $0 FY2016 $8,200,000 NGF

Page 257, line 32, strike "$8,515,698,638" and insert "$8,532,098,638".
Page 281, after line 10, insert:
"OOOO.  Out of this appropriation, $8,200,000 from the general fund and $8,200,000 from nongeneral funds the second year shall be used to increase rates by one percent for congregate residential (except sponsored placement), 11 percent for in-home residential, three percent for day support and prevocational services, 15 percent for therapeutic consultation, 15.7 percent for skilled nursing services in the Intellectual Disability and IFDDS waivers and six percent for EPSDT nursing to be equal to the private duty nursing rates in the Technology Assisted Waiver effective July 1, 2015. "

(This amendment provides funding to increase rates for in-home residential services, day services, therapeutic consultation, congregate residential, and skilled nursing effective July 1, 2015. These increases are based on the analysis from the recent rate study of Medicaid waiver rates, which indicates that the rates are far from adequate to build the appropriate community capacity to move individuals out of state training centers. The Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disability and Day Support waivers are currently being redesigned and will likely change in FY 2017. This amendment would be a significant investment in the new rates to move the Commonwealth forward to a more community-based system for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.)