2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Restore Inflation Calculation Affecting Future Nursing Facility Rebasing

Item 306 #14c

Item 306 #14c

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2017 $0 FY2018 $5,578,840 GF
FY2017 $0 FY2018 $5,578,840 NGF

Page 250, line 34, strike "$11,552,255,000" and insert "$11,563,412,680".

Page 271, line 3, after "rates", insert:

"in the first year, but shall not be substituted for published inflation factors in any subsequent scheduled rebasing of nursing facility rates."


(This amendment modifies languages in the introduced budget to clarify that the deferral of an inflation adjustment for nursing facility rates in fiscal year 2016 was not intended to affect any future rebasing of nursing facility rates. The Department of Medical Assistance Services has interpreted the language as a perpetual deferral and this language corrects that interpretation. The deferral of the fiscal year 2016 inflation adjustment continues to affect the first year of the biennium; but the second year rates, under a scheduled rebasing, would not be affected by the 2016 deferral.)