2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Sickles
Restore Funding to Increase Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities

Item 482.20 #19h

Item 482.20 #19h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY2021 $0 FY2022 $7,599,696 GF

Page 205, line 1, strike "($1,335,540,477)" and insert "($1,327,940,781)".

Page 215, line 44, strike the second "($7,599,696)" and insert "$0".


(This amendment restores $7.6 million the second year from the general fund to increase Medicaid reimbursement to residential psychiatric facilities. The rates paid to these facilities, unlike other institutional providers (hospitals, nursing facilities, etc.), have not increased since 2008 and have not been adjusted for inflation. These facilities serve only children in a clinically and medically-necessary active treatment program designed to provide necessary support and address mental health, behavioral, substance abuse, cognitive and training needs in order to prevent or minimize the need for more intensive outpatient treatment, per federal regulations. 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.)