2018 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Increase Civil Money Penalty Funding for Nursing Facility Quality Improvement Projects

Item 307 #1h

Item 307 #1h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2019 $675,000 FY2020 $675,000 NGF

Page 278, line 50, strike "$289,665,273" and insert "$290,340,273".
Page 278, line 50, strike "$284,228,621" and insert "$284,903,621".

Page 282, line 55, strike "$1,000,000" and "$1,000,000" and insert:

$1,675,000" and "$1,675,000".

Page 283, line 23, strike "$325,000" and insert "$1,000,000".

Page 283, line 24, strike "$325,000" and insert "$1,000,000".


(This amendment increases the appropriation by $675,000 each year from the fund where civil monetary penalties assessed on nursing facilities are deposited. By federal law and regulation, these funds can only be used to protect the health of nursing facility residents. The Department of Medical Assistance Services is finalizing an application procedure with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for special projects aimed at improving the quality of care in nursing facilities. However, the current appropriation related to special projects ($325,000 per year) is limited. The additional funds will provide flexibility in project scope or quantity. There are sufficient cash balances to support this added appropriation.)