2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Eliminate Ongoing Call Center Costs for Insurance Notifications

Item 310 #10c

Item 310 #10c

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2017 $0 FY2018 ($340,900) GF
FY2017 $0 FY2018 ($1,059,100) NGF

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(This amendment removes $340,900 from the general fund and $1.1 million from federal matching funds the second year in the introduced budget for the ongoing costs of the CoverVirginia call center related to an expected increase in call volume from Medicaid enrollees receiving notifications on insurance. The Affordable Care Act requires that individuals be notified by insurers of their insurance status during the year. Beginning in 2016, state Medicaid programs are required to send out these notices. Call volumes are uncertain at this point and this amendment funds the contract in the first year only, until additional information on the real impact is determined and the ongoing costs are known.)