2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Sickles
Restore Nursing Facility Funding

Item 482.20 #13h

Item 482.20 #13h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY2021 $6,794,541 FY2022 $6,984,788 GF

Page 205, line 1, strike "($754,015,992)" and insert "($747,221,451)".
Page 205, line 1, strike "($1,335,540,477)" and insert "($1,328,555,689)".

Page 215, strike lines 34 and 35.


(This amendment restores $6.8 million the first year and $7.0 million the second year from the general fund for nursing facility reimbursement. Funding will increase the peer group adjustment factors used in nursing facility reimbursement in order to account for lower cost facilities inappropriately suppressing Medicaid rates for facilities with higher costs. These funds were included in the budget passed in March, but subsequently unallotted in April due to the pandemic and eliminated in the introduced budget.)