2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Veterans Care Centers Funding Workgroup (language only)

Item 462 #1s

Item 462 #1s

Veterans and Defense Affairs
Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs


Page 449, after line 31, insert:

"E.1. The Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs and the Secretary of Finance, shall convene a workgroup to oversee the development of detailed business plans for the operation of Veterans Care Centers in the Commonwealth.  The workgroup shall include the Department of Veterans Services, the Department of Medical Assistance Services, the Department of Planning and Budget, and staff of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees, as well as other agencies deemed appropriate. The purpose of the workgroup shall be to plan for business needs, funding needs, and estimate viable revenue streams in anticipation of opening new Veterans Care Centers in the state.

2. The workgroup shall prepare a business plan for each existing, planned, or proposed Care Center that includes, by fiscal year: appropriate staffing levels, anticipated care populations, costs, and revenue streams.  The plans shall be specific to each facility and shall base revenue projections on estimated reimbursement rates from Medicare, Medicaid, and other payers.  Each plan shall identify payment schedules for any loan or capital advance, with identified revenue streams, covering the entirety of the loan until projected defeasance.

3. The Secretary shall report on the business plans required in this paragraph by November 15, 2020."


(This amendment directs the Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs to convene a workgroup to create business and financial plans for the operation and financing of state Veterans Care Centers.)