2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Committee Approved)

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Emergency Department Care Coordination Program

Item 307 #3s

Item 307 #3s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health FY2021 $0 FY2022 $746,562 GF
FY2021 $0 FY2022 $3,567,494 NGF

Page 341, line 27, strike "$38,204,545" and insert "$42,518,601".

Page 341, line 52, strike "$26,736", insert "$773,298".

Page 341, line 52, strike "$240,625", insert "$3,808,119".

Page 342, line 30, "after annually", insert "by September 1 of each year".

Page 342, line 33, after "plans", insert "and their patient records viewed".


(This amendment adds $746,562 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 to complete several enhancements that should result in cost savings to the Commonwealth and higher-quality care for Medicaid and FAMIS beneficiaries. Language is also modified to clarify reporting requirements. 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 percent of hospital emergency departments and health plans and 74 percent of physicians participate in the EDCC Program. 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 percent 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 percent federal match rate.)