2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Sickles
Extend $20 Add-on for Nursing Facility Rates

Item 313 #2h

Item 313 #2h

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 June 30, 2021 or three full months after the expiration".

Page 145, line 15, after "COVID-19", insert: ", whichever is later".


(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 to at least June 30, 2021, or three months after revocation of the emergency declaration, whichever is later, to provide stability to the nursing home industry during the COVID-19 crisis with a three-month path to assess post-COVID-19 operations. By extending at least through June 30, 2021 this 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.)