2016 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Restore Inflation for Hospitals in FY 2017

Item 306 #8s

Item 306 #8s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2017 $15,004,581 FY2018 $17,251,350 GF
FY2017 $15,284,023 FY2018 $17,564,239 NGF

Page 250, line 34, strike "$9,740,405,698" and insert "$9,770,694,302".
Page 250, line 34, strike "$11,552,255,000" and insert "$11,587,070,589".

Page 272, line 53, strike "FY 2017 and".

Page 273, line 4, after "2009." strike "The department" and insert:

"The department shall have authority to promulgate regulations to implement these changes within 280 days or less from the enactment of this Act."

Page 273, strike lines 5 through 6.


(This amendment restores funding to provide inflation for hospitals in FY 2017. Hospital inflation is eliminated in the introduced budget in both years on the rationale that a Medicaid Expansion would financially benefit hospitals to a greater extent than hospital inflation. However, withholding inflation only further erodes the rate methodology, reducing the percentage of costs Medicaid pays hospitals.)