2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Ingram
Medicaid Waiver Pediatric Nursing Service Rates

Item 303 #19h

Item 303 #19h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2019 $0 FY2020 $3,732,474 GF
FY2019 $0 FY2020 $3,732,474 NGF

Page 315, line 7, strike "$14,974,837,166" and insert "$14,982,302,114".

Page 342, after line 27, insert:

"YYY.  Effective July 1, 2019, the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall increase rates for pediatric skilled and private duty nursing services provided through Medicaid home and community-based waiver programs  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 $3.7 million from the general fund and a like amount of federal Medicaid matching funds the second year to increase pediatric nursing rates in the Medicaid home and community-based waivers (HCBS) waivers to 75 percent of the benchmark rates.)