2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Sickles
Emergency Department Care Coordination Program

Item 313 #30h

Item 313 #30h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2021 $0 FY2022 $1,817,511 GF
FY2021 $0 FY2022 $3,567,494 NGF

Page 345, line 39, strike "$17,494,923,315" and insert "$17,500,308,320".


(This amendment adds $1.8 million from the general fund and $3.6 million from enhanced federal matching funds to continue funding for the Emergency Department Care Coordination (EDCC) Program and complete several enhancements which should result in cost savings to the Commonwealth and higher quality care for Medicaid and FAMIS beneficiaries. The 2017 General Assembly established the EDCC program to provide a single, statewide technology solution that connects all hospital emergency departments in the Commonwealth to facilitate real-time communication and collaboration among physicians, other healthcare providers and other clinical and care management personnel for patients receiving services in hospital emergency departments for the purpose of improving the quality of patient care services. The program also integrates the state’s Prescription Monitoring Program and the Advance Healthcare Directive Registry. To date, 100% of hospital Emergency Departments and health plans participate in the EDCC Program, and 74% of physicians. The program has been successful in supporting a reduction in opioid overdoses since its implementation and has been critical in coordinating responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program has been funded through federal HITECH funding which provides a 90% federal match rate, but the federal funding will end on September 30, 2021. However, Medicaid Management Information Systems funding could be used to assist in leveraging additional federal dollars to complete the system enhancements at a 75% federal match rate.)