2016 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Modify Inflation Calculation Affecting Future Nursing Facility Rates (language only)

Item 306 #14s

Item 306 #14s

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 271, line 3, after "rates", insert:

"in the first year, but shall not be substituted for published inflation factors in any subsequent scheduled rebasing of nursing facility rates."


(This amendment modifies language in the introduced budget to clarify that the deferral of an inflation adjustment for nursing facility rates in fiscal year 2016 was not intended to affect any future rebasing of nursing facility rates. The Department of Medical Assistance Services has interpreted the language as a perpetual deferral and this language corrects that interpretation. The deferral of the fiscal year 2016 inflation adjustment continues to affect the first year, but the second year, under a scheduled rebasing, rates would not be affected by the 2016 deferral.)