2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Conference Report)

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Restore Medicaid Rate Increase for Skilled and Private Duty Nursing

Item 482.20 #9c

Item 482.20 #9c

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY2021 $0 FY2022 $6,245,286 GF

Page 205, line 1, strike "($1,335,540,477)" and insert "($1,329,295,191)".

Page 205, line 9, strike "$1,335,540,477" and insert "$1,329,295,191".

Page 215, line 46, strike the second "($6,245,286)" and insert "$0".

Page 216, line 8, strike "($127,501,107)" and insert "($121,255,821)".


(This amendment restores funding to increase Medicaid reimbursement for skilled and private duty nursing to 80 percent of the benchmark rate effective July 1, 2021. This increase applies to skilled nursing services provided through the Developmental Disability Waiver programs and private duty nursing services including congregate nursing services provided in the Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus Waiver, the Developmental Disability Waiver programs and the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment program. This amendment increases the skilled nursing rates by 16.1 percent and private duty nursing rates by an average of 11.6 percent. These funds were included in the budget passed in March, but subsequently unallotted in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic and eliminated in the introduced budget for the 2020 Special Session I.)