2022 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Conference Report)

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Clarify Authority to Exclude Excess Resources for Medicaid LTC Recipients (language only)

Item 313 #4c

Item 313 #4c

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 160, line 10, after "federal PHE", insert:

", due to the inability to increase patient pay".


(This amendment clarifies language contained in the introduced budget which provides the Department of Medical Assistance Services the authority to exclude excess resources from increases in patient pay amounts accumulated by certain Medicaid long-term care recipients who must spend down their assets on a monthly basis to pay for a portion of their care in order to quality for Medicaid eligibility for a period of 12 months after the end of the federal public health emergency (PHE). The excess resources have accumulated during the PHE, because states are prohibited from adjusting Medicaid payments based on changes in amounts paid by patients on a monthly or annual basis, termed "patient pay.")