2016 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Reduction in Inmate Health Care Growth Rate

Item 393 #3s

Item 393 #3s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Corrections FY2017 $0 FY2018 ($2,800,000) GF

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(This amendment reduces funding for the sub-program for Medical and Clinical Services in Prisons by $2,800,000 the second year from the general fund, based on the expectation that inmate medical costs will increase by 4.0 percent in fiscal year 2018 over 2017, rather than the 5.5 percent rate of increase assumed in the budget as introduced. The Department of Corrections implemented a new HealthKeepers initiative with Anthem, based on Diagnostic-Related Groups, effective August 2015, which has helped to reduce the projected rate of growth in this sub-program to 1.5 percent in Fiscal Year 2017 over 2016. This initiative, along with other steps the department is expected to take to control costs, is intended to reduce the rate of increase in inmate medical costs.)