2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Emergency Department Care Coordination Program

Item 307 #6c

Item 307 #6c

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health FY2021 $1,737,500 FY2022 $0 NGF

Page 290, line 32, strike "$26,023,121" and insert "$27,760,621".

Page 291, line 7, strike "106,944" and insert "300,000".

Page 291, line 7, strike "962,500" and insert "2,700,000".

Page 291, strike lines 17 through 22 and insert:

"3. The department shall coordinate with the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) and apply for federal matching funds, such as the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS) and the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act) or other relevant federal and nongeneral fund sources to: (i) continue the operation and maintenance of the Emergency Department Care Coordination (EDCC) Program; and (ii) in consultation with the EDCC clinical consensus committee, adopt additional functionalities to continue to better care for patients who are high utilizers of the Commonwealth's emergency departments. The department, in coordination with DMAS, shall provide an interim report on the status of funding, including issues related to sustainability; and administration and operations of the EDCC program  to the Chairs of  House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees by August 1, 2020."


(This amendment provides an additional $193,056 from the general fund and $1.7 million from the nongeneral fund the first year to support the Emergency Department Care Coordination program. The added general fund dollars can be absorbed in the Department of Health's administrative budget, which has sufficient funding from indirect cost recoveries to ensure other essential activities will be funded. The nongeneral funds may be provided through a number of federal funds, in coordination with the Department of Medical Assistance Services.)