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2018 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Reduce GF to Backfill Medicaid DSH at State Behavioral Health Facilities

Item 316 #1h

Item 316 #1h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Mental Health Treatment Centers FY2019 ($907,820) FY2020 ($1,270,948) GF

Language
Page 293, line 24, strike "$244,851,323" and insert "$243,943,503".
Page 293, line 24, strike "$251,069,370" and insert "$249,798,422".


Explanation

(This amendment reduces the general fund by $907,820 the first year and $1.3 million the second year contained in the introduced budget to backfill an expected loss of Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments at state behavioral health facilities, Catawba Hospital and Piedmont Geriatric Hospital. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 delays DSH payment reductions for two years. A companion amendment in Item 303 restores the state and federal share of DSH payments to these facilities.)