2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Sickles
DD Waivers Rate Updates

Item 303 #4h

Item 303 #4h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2019 $0 FY2020 $25,000,000 GF
FY2019 $0 FY2020 $25,000,000 NGF

Page 315, line 7, strike "$14,974,837,166" and insert "$15,024,837,166".

Page 342, after line 27, insert:

"YYY.  Effective July 1, 2019, the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall update the rates for developmental disability waiver services using current measures and the methodology used by the  Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) and its contractor in setting the rates for the waivers when they were redesigned, along with recommendations of the DBHDS Provide Issues Resolution Workgroup."


(This amendment provides $25.0 million from the general fund and a like amount of federal Medicaid matching funds the second year to update the rates for Medicaid services provided through the state's three developmental disability (DD) waivers using updated measures and methodologies developed by a DBHDS contractor when setting the original DD waiver rates. The state's redesign of its developmental disability waivers took effect several years ago and included increases for most provider rates. The data used for those rates were based on fiscal year 2014 cost data. This amendment increases funding to reflect increases in costs since that time.)