2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hope
Medicaid Wavier Nursing Service Rates

Item 303 #18h

Item 303 #18h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2019 $0 FY2020 $8,114,074 GF
FY2019 $0 FY2020 $8,114,074 NGF

Page 315, line 7, strike "$14,974,837,166" and insert "$14,991,065,314".

Page 342, after line 27, insert:

"YYY.  Effective July 1, 2019, the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall increase rates for home and community-based services skilled and private duty nursing services to the equivalent of 75 percent of the department's rate model benchmarks. The department shall have the authority to implement these reimbursement changes prior to the completion of any regulatory process to effect such changes.”


(This amendment provides $8.1 million from the general fund and a like amount of federal Medicaid matching funds to increase nursing rates in the home and community-based waiver services to 75 percent of the benchmark rates, effective July 1, 2019.)