2017 Session

Budget Amendments - SB900 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hanger
Sponsored Residential Customized Rates (language only)

Item 306 #11s

Item 306 #11s

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 311, after line 41, insert:

"WWWW.  Effective upon enactment of this act, the Department of Medical Assistance Services in collaboration with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall make Sponsored Residential Services eligible for customized rates. The department may implement any changes necessary to implement this provision prior to the promulgation of regulations undertaken in order to effect such changes."


(This amendment adds Sponsored Residential services to the list of services that are eligible to receive customized rates in Medicaid for providing services to high-needs individuals. While the rate structure is designed to provide higher reimbursement for high-need individuals there are exceptions in which a special rate is needed to pay for the additional staff for individuals with extremely high levels of need.)