2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Conference Report)

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Shift Coverage of Certain Prenatal Care Services to FAMIS Program

Item 313 #3c

Item 313 #3c

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2021 $0 FY2022 ($13,428,714) GF
FY2021 $0 FY2022 ($13,428,714) NGF

Page 345, line 39, strike "$17,494,923,315" and insert "$17,468,065,887".


(This amendment captures savings of $13.4 million from the general fund the second year and $13.4 million from federal matching Medicaid funds from extending the provision for the payment of prenatal care for pregnant women in the Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) program regardless of the expectant mother's status, pursuant to provisions in Title XXI of the federal 2009 CHIP Reauthorization Act, that includes care of all children without regard for an expectant mother's citizenship status who would otherwise be eligible under state requirements. A companion amendment in the FAMIS program (Item 312) adds language and funding for this initiative. The provision of these services results in a net savings of $2,292,083 to the general fund and the receipt of $7,253,601 more from matching federal funds for the CHIP program, which has a higher federal match rate than the Medicaid program.)