2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Workgroup on Brain Injury Data and Out-of-State Services (language only)

Item 310 #5c

Item 310 #5c

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 276, after line 54, insert:

"K.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services, in collaboration  with the departments of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Aging and Rehabilitative Services and Health, shall convene a work group with community stakeholders to:  (i) recommend methods to improve data capture on the annual incidence of brain injury as defined in the Code of Virginia, and (ii) review expenditure data on Virginians with brain injury  receiving care outside of the state, and evaluate options for providing for their care in the Commonwealth.  The department shall report on efforts of the workgroup and any recommendations to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by December 1, 2016."


(This amendment requires the Department of Medical Assistance Services to convene a workgroup to recommend improvements to data collection on the incidence of brain injury and to review expenditures on Virginians with brain injury receiving care outside of the state.)