2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Sickles
Inflation for Residential Psychiatric Treatment Facilities

Item 303 #22h

Item 303 #22h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2019 $0 FY2020 $2,700,000 GF
FY2019 $0 FY2020 $2,700,000 NGF

Page 315, line 7, strike "$14,974,837,166" and insert "$14,980,237,166".

Page 323, line 8, after "inflation." insert:

"Effective July 1, 2019, the department shall adjust rates for inflation consistent with state regulations."


(This amendment provides $2.7 million from the general fund and a like amount of federal Medicaid matching funds in fiscal year 2020 by restoring inflation adjustments for residential psychiatric treatment facilities. State regulations authorize inflation for these providers but budget language prevents such inflation adjustments from being made. The Department of Medical Assistance Services is currently in the process of conducting a rate analysis on the base rate so this only allows an inflation increase on rates that are currently in place. There has been no inflationary adjustment over the past 12 years.)