2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Approved)

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Medicaid Resource Eligibility Change (language only)

Item 306 #16h

Item 306 #16h

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 274, after line 33, insert:

"SSSS. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall seek federal authority through a State Plan Amendment under Title XIX of the Social Security Act to permit individuals to use certified appraisals conducted by appraisers licensed by the Virginia Real Estate Appraiser Board as an alternative to the use of the tax assessed value to establish the value of any non-commercial real property for purposes of Medicaid resource eligibility.  The cost of the appraisal shall be borne by the applicant or his designee."


(This amendment requires the Department of Medical Assistance Services to seek federal authority to use an alternative methodology for valuing real property for the purpose of determining resources of a Medicaid applicant.)