2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Carroll Foy
HB 826 - Perinatal Birth Workers

Item 313 #47h

Item 313 #47h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2021 $20,000,000 FY2022 $20,000,000 GF
FY2021 $20,000,000 FY2022 $20,000,000 NGF

Page 294, line 18, strike "$15,939,731,997" and insert "$15,979,731,997".
Page 294, line 18, strike "$17,038,007,934" and insert "$17,078,007,934".


(This amendment adds $20.0 million from the general fund each year and matching federal Medicaid funds for the fiscal impact of House Bill 826, which directs the Board of Medical Assistance Services to include a provision for the payment of medical assistance for antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum services provided to a pregnant person by a perinatal birth worker who has education and training in the provision of culturally sensitive care, including services for labor and delivery support and at least four visits during the antenatal period and at least seven visits during the postpartum period. The bill also directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to conduct a rate study to determine appropriate reimbursement rates for services provided to Medicaid recipients by perinatal birth workers, including doulas and community health workers, and to report its findings to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 1, 2020.)