2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Sickles
Co-Patron(s): Wilt
Increase DD Waiver Provider Rates Using Updated Data

Item 313 #3h

Item 313 #3h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2021 $53,000,000 FY2022 $53,000,000 GF
FY2021 $53,000,000 FY2022 $53,000,000 NGF

Page 294, line 18, strike "$15,939,731,997" and insert "$16,045,731,997".
Page 294, line 18, strike "$17,038,007,934" and insert "$17,144,007,934".


(This amendment provides $53.0 million from the general fund and matching federal Medicaid funds each year to increase provider rates for the current Medicaid Developmental Disability Waiver programs using updated data measures available, including wage assumptions based on 80 months of inflation from the May 2014 dataset that was used for the 2016 waiver redesign to January 2020 as calculated by a contractor employed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. Current wage assumptions are based on the fiscal year 2014 Bureau of Labor Statistics at the 50th percentile. Waiver providers are experiencing workforce problems due to low rates that have not been adjusted. This increase will assist providers to recruit and retain qualified staff to meet standards mandated by the requirements of the U.S. Dept. of Justice Settlement Agreement.)