2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB5015 (Floor Approved)

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Restore Medicaid Rate Increase for Skilled and Private Duty Nursing

Item 482.20 #13s

Item 482.20 #13s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY2021 $0 FY2022 $2,578,387 GF

Page 205, line 1, strike "($1,335,540,477)" and insert "($1,332,962,090)".

Page 205, line 9, strike "$1,335,540,477" and insert "$1,333,062,090".

Page 215, line 46, strike the second "($6,245,286)" and insert "($3,666,899)".

Page 216, line 8, strike "($127,501,107)" and insert "($124,922,720)".


(This amendment restores funding to increase Medicaid reimbursement for skilled and private duty nursing to 75 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 8.8 percent and private duty nursing rates by an average of 4.7 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 Special Session.)