2016 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Equalize Rates for Private Duty and Skilled Nursing Rates in Medicaid (language only)

Item 306 #11s

Item 306 #11s

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 273, line 22, after "program by" strike "two" and insert "13.7".


(This amendment adjusts the Medicaid rate increase for private duty nursing in the EPSDT program and Assistive Technology (TECH) waiver to 13.7 percent to match the increase for skilled nursing and private duty nursing in the intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) waivers. A separate budget amendment setting out all the rate increases reflects a rate that is equal to the 13.7 percent rate increase for EPSDT and the TECH waiver. Medicaid rates for private duty nursing in the TECH waiver and the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (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.)