2023 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Head
Virginia Health Information Exchange

Item 308 #9h

Item 308 #9h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2023 $0 FY2024 $2,095,600 GF
FY2023 $0 FY2024 $5,474,400 NGF

Page 385, line 32, strike "$289,288,829" and insert "$296,858,829".

Page 392, line 6, strike the second "$1,319,515" and insert "$3,415,115".

Page 392, line 7, strike the second "$3,798,129" and insert "$9,272,529".

Page 392, line 8, after "the", strike the remainder of the line and insert:

"smartCHaRt network".

Page 392, line 11, strike "the EDCC contractor".

Page 92, after line 16, insert:

"2. Of this appropriation, from the amounts in paragraph Y., $140,000 from the general fund and $360,000 from the nongeneral fund the second year shall be provided as grants to help healthcare providers who are not affiliated with health systems to improve their information exchange capabilities by connecting to the program. Funds appropriated for these grants shall be used solely for the purposes of enabling health care providers to improve their health information exchange capabilities and integrate that information into their electronic medical records. The Commissioner of Health shall include the operation of this grant program in its contract with the third party that operates the program established in § 32.1-372 of the Code of Virginia."


(This amendment provides $2.1 million from the general fund and $5.5 million from the nongeneral fund the second year to expand the Emergency Department Care Coordination program into a full Health Information Exchange (HIE). The funding provided includes $500,000 for a grant program to help smaller, community providers integrate the HIE into their electronic health record. This amendment is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Health Care.)