2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Equalize Rates for Private Duty Nursing in Medicaid

Item 306 #3c

Item 306 #3c

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2017 $600,000 FY2018 $600,000 GF
FY2017 $600,000 FY2018 $600,000 NGF

Page 250, line 34, strike "$9,740,405,698" and insert "$9,741,605,698".
Page 250, line 34, strike "$11,552,255,000" and insert "$11,553,455,000".

Page 273, line 22, strike "two" and insert "11.5".


(This amendment adjusts the Medicaid rate increase for private duty nursing in the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) program and Assistive Technology (TECH) waiver to 11.5 percent to match the increase for private duty nursing in the intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) waivers. A separate budget amendment for the Intellectual Disability and Developmental Disability waivers reflects a rate that is equal to the 11.5 percent rate increase for EPSDT and the TECH waiver. Medicaid rates for private duty nursing in the TECH waiver and the EPSDT program cover a larger percentage of provider expenses and should match the rates paid in the Medicaid waivers. The introduced budget includes a two percent increase for nursing rates in the EPSDT program and the TECH waiver while the rates in the I/DD waiver were proposed to increase 40 percent. This amendment reallocates the total funding for all the rate changes and equalizes the increase across Medicaid programs that provide private duty nursing.)