2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Barker
Developmental Disability Rates Inflationary Adjustment

Item 304 #20s

Item 304 #20s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2023 $0 FY2024 $55,860,000 GF
FY2023 $0 FY2024 $58,140,000 NGF

Page 355, line 40, strike "$22,919,178,986" and insert "$23,033,178,986".

Page 384, after line 31, insert:

"YYYY. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall have the authority to update the rates for Developmental Disability Waiver services effective July 1, 2023, based on relevant inflationary data, state and regional minimum wage data, increased administrative burden and regional market-based data for high costs areas of the Commonwealth to ensure the recruitment and retention of qualified staff and provider sustainability. The department shall work with appropriate stakeholders in developing the  inflationary increase. The department shall have the authority to implement these changes prior to completion of any regulatory process to effect such change."


(This amendment provides $55.9 million from the general fund and $58.1 million from nongeneral funds to fund an inflationary increase for developmental disability waiver rates in Medicaid.)