2018 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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DOC - Inmate healthcare

Item 390 #1s

Item 390 #1s

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Corrections FY2019 ($791,112) FY2020 ($5,232,339) GF

Page 343, line 11, strike "$1,000,443,034" and insert "$999,651,922".
Page 343, line 11, strike "$998,894,525" and insert "$993,662,186".

Page 345, after line 17, insert:

"N. Providers of inpatient hospital services licensed under Chapter 5 of Title 32.1, Code of Virginia, shall contract with the Department of Corrections for inpatient hospital services if deemed appropriate by the Department.  The Department of Corrections shall reimburse hospitals for inpatient hospital services using the reimbursement methodology used by the Department of Medical Assistance Services for fee-for-service Medicaid payments.  The Department of Corrections is authorized to amend its contract with its third-party administrator that pays inpatient claims to require the contractor to use the state's Medicaid rates as the basis for payments for inpatient hospital services."


(This amendment reduces GF in the introduced budget by $0.8 million in the first year and $5.2 million in the second year for inmate healthcare, based on Medicaid pricing for inpatient care and lower prices for Hepatitis C treatment. Amended amounts provide funding for additional staff at Fluvanna Correctional Center in the first year, with the assumption that those costs will be offset by other reductions in the second year.)