2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Pogge
Medicaid Workgroup on Brain Injury Data, Costs and Rates (language only)

Item 310 #1h

Item 310 #1h

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 315, line 7, after "M.", insert "1."

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"2. The work group with community stakeholders shall continue its work to (i) improve data capture of annual incidence of brain injury and (ii) analyze instate and out-of-state placements and expenditures data of Virginians with brain injury; (iii) project need and costs of a comprehensive array of brain injury services within Virginia and new Medicaid authorities needed to implement community-based services for persons with brain injury; and (iv) establish Medicaid payment rates that are adequate to support the operation of a publicly funded, instate neurobehavioral rehabilitation program and repatriate Virginians receiving care out-of-state.  The department shall report on the efforts of the work group and any recommendations to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by December 1, 2017."


(This amendment adds language to continue the work of the Departments of Medical Assistance Services, Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Aging and Rehabilitative Services, and Health in collaboration with community stakeholders to examine additional data, conduct additional analyses and project needs, costs and rates for a comprehensive publicly funded neurobehavioral rehabilitation program. The agency is directed to report on the efforts of the work group and any recommendations to the chairmen of the money committees by December 1, 2017.)