2023 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Sickles
Personal Care Rate Increase

Item 304 #37h

Item 304 #37h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2023 $0 FY2024 $187,806,443 GF
FY2023 $0 FY2024 $215,514,616 NGF

Page 355, line 40, strike "$22,919,178,986" and insert "$23,322,500,045".

Page 384, after line 31, insert:

"YYYY. Effective July 1, 2023, the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall have the authority to increase the rates for agency-directed personal care, respite and companion services to $31.21 for rest of state and $33.89 for Northern Virginia. The department shall have the authority to implement these changes prior to completion of any regulatory process to effect such change.


(This amendment provides $187.8 million from the general fund and $215.5 million from the nongeneral fund the second year to increase reimbursement rates for Medicaid personal care, respite and companionship services provided in agency directed waiver programs to $31.21 for the rest of the state and $33.89 for NOVA. These rates are supported by the Burns and Associates rate model developed in 2021. These rates will provide funds for competitive salaries and address wage compression created by minimum wage increases.)