2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Committee Approved)

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Extend $20 Add-on for Nursing Facility Rates

Item 313 #1h

Item 313 #1h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2021 $11,152,785 FY2022 $0 GF
FY2021 $11,152,785 FY2022 $0 NGF

Page 111, line 28, strike "$16,358,800,776" and insert "$16,381,106,346".

Page 145, line 14, strike "for the period" and insert:

"until March 31, 2021."


(This amendment adds $11.2 million from the general fund and $11.2 million in matching federal Medicaid funds to extend the $20 per day add-on to Medicaid nursing and specialized care facility rates until March 31, 2021, to provide stability to the nursing home industry during the COVID-19 crisis. Extending at least through March 31, 2021 will allow work to ensue during the 2021 Regular Session toward a permanent improvement to the payment methodology to recognize both the post-COVID-19 “new normal” and historic underfunding issues that have been highlighted in the COVID-19 crisis.)