2019 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hanger
Increase Medicaid Agency-Directed Personal Care Rates

Item 303 #10s

Item 303 #10s

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2019 $0 FY2020 $4,240,663 GF
FY2019 $0 FY2020 $4,240,663 NGF

Page 315, line 7, strike "$14,974,837,166" and insert "$14,983,318,492".

Page 340, line 13, after "NNN." insert "1.".

Page 340, after line 18, insert:

"2.  Effective July 1, 2019, in addition to the increase in paragraph NNN.1., the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall increase the rates for agency-directed personal care, respite and companion services in the home and community-based services waivers, and the Early Periodic Screening, and Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program by an additional two percent. The department shall have the authority to implement these changes prior to completion of any regulatory process undertaken in order to effect such change."


(This amendment provides $4.2 million from the general fund and a like amount of federal Medicaid matching funds the second year to increase rates for Medicaid agency-directed personal care services provided in the home. The amendment provides for an increase of two percent, which combined with the already approved-rate increase in the budget brings the total increase to four percent for fiscal year 2020.)