2022 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Medicaid Rates for Personal, Respite and Companion Services in Waiver Programs

Item 304 #30h

Item 304 #30h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2023 $343,109,932 FY2024 $382,742,700 GF
FY2023 $372,160,023 FY2024 $417,059,158 NGF

Page 313, line 47, strike "$18,732,988,737" and insert "$19,448,258,692".
Page 313, line 47, strike "$19,820,607,534" and insert "$20,620,409,392".

Page 340, after line 10, insert:

"PPPP.  Effective July 1, 2022, the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall increase the average reimbursement rate for agency and consumer directed personal care, respite, and companion services in the Medicaid home and community based services waivers to $33.89 per hour in Northern Virginia and $31.21 per hour in the rest of the state."


(This amendment adds funding and language to increase Medicaid personal care, respite and companion services rates beginning July 1, 2022. Language specifies the new rates to be adopted for services provided in Northern Virginia and the rest of the state. These rates are supported by the Burns Rate Model developed for the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services in 2021. It will provide funds to allow for competitive salaries and address wage compression created by increasing the minimum wage rates in Virginia.)