2018 Session

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Floor Approved)

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Reduce DSH Payments for Nonparticipating Hospital

Item 306 #1h

Item 306 #1h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2017 $0 FY2018 ($136,425) GF
FY2017 $0 FY2018 ($136,425) NGF

Page 93, line 38, strike "$9,990,616,122" and insert "$9,990,343,272".

Page 122, after line 27, insert:

"AAAAA. Disproportionate Share Hospital payments shall not be reallocated to other eligible hospitals based on hospital non-participation in fiscal year 2018. The department shall have the authority to implement these changes effective upon the passage of this act and prior to the completion of any regulatory action to effect such change."  


(This amendment captures $136,425 in savings to the general fund and a like amount of matching federal Medicaid funds in fiscal year 2018 in Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments because an out of state hospital has chosen not to participate in the program. Language is added to clarify that these amounts will not be reallocated to other DSH-eligible hospitals in fiscal year 2018. Language provides the Department of Medical Assistance Services with the authority to make these changes upon passage of House Bill 29.)