2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Sickles
Restore Medicaid Rate Increase for Skilled & Private Duty Nursing

Item 482.20 #20h

Item 482.20 #20h

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

Page 205, line 1, strike "($754,015,992)" and insert "($747,770,706)".
Page 205, line 1, strike "($1,335,540,477)" and insert "($1,329,295,191)".

Page 215, strike lines 46 and 47.


(This amendment restores $6.2 million each year from the general fund to increase Medicaid reimbursement for skilled and private duty nursing to 80 percent of the benchmark rate effective July 1, 2020. This shall apply 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 pandemic and eliminated in the introduced budget.)