2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Garrett
Increase Medicaid Psychiatric Rates

Item 303 #20h

Item 303 #20h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2019 $0 FY2020 $704,550 GF
FY2019 $0 FY2020 $704,550 NGF

Page 315, line 7, strike "$14,974,837,166" and insert "$14,976,246,266".

Page 342, after line 27, insert:

"YYY. Out of this appropriation, $704,550 from the general fund and $704,550 from federal Medicaid matching funds the second year is provided to increase reimbursement rates, effective July 1, 2019, for services provided by psychiatrists by an amount that does not exceed the appropriated amounts. The department shall have the authority to amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance and to implement this reimbursement change prior to the completion of any regulatory process undertaken in order to effect such change."


(This amendment provides $704,550 from the general fund and a like amount of federal Medicaid matching funds in fiscal year 2020 to increase Medicaid rates paid to psychiatrists per a recommendation of the Joint Subcommittee Studying Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century.)