2024 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Medicaid Forecast Contingency

Item 288 #13c

Item 288 #13c

First Year - FY2025 Second Year - FY2026
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2025 $150,000,000 FY2026 $0 GF

Page 319, line 23, strike "$23,331,209,172" and insert "$23,481,209,172".

Page 348, after line 43, insert:

"WWWW. Out of this appropriation, $150,000,000 from the general fund the first year is authorized to be provided to the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) if the general fund amounts in Item 288 of this act are insufficient to pay all Medicaid costs in the fiscal year due to higher than expected program enrollment. The Director, Department of Planning and Budget (DPB), shall unallot this appropriation until such time the Director of DMAS can demonstrate that the general fund appropriation is insufficient to meet all obligations for the fiscal year.  In the first year, if the Director of DMAS notifies DPB that payments in the Medicaid program were delayed from fiscal year 2024 into fiscal year 2025 due to insufficient funding, the Director of DPB shall have the authority to allot the general fund share of that shortfall to cover those payments in fiscal year 2025. The Director of DPB shall notify the Chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee within five days of any allotment of appropriation pursuant to these provisions."


(This amendment provides $150.0 million from the general fund in fiscal year 2025 as a contingency for higher than expected enrollment in the Medicaid program.)