2024 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Approved)

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Modify Supplemental Payment Program for Private Acute Care Hospitals (language only)

Item 288 #11h

Item 288 #11h

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2025 5.00 FY2026 5.00 FTE


Page 334, line 57, after "payments", insert:

"Virginia community colleges, Virginia public institutions of higher education, local governments, and instrumentalities of local government are public entities that are authorized to transfer funds to the department for purposes of covering the non-federal share of the authorized payments."

Page 335, line 39, after "(i)", strike "sustaining" and insert "increasing and".

Page 335, line 41. strike "overall" and insert "health and".

Page 335, line 41, after "goals", insert:

"; these shall contain specific measurable outcomes that will be approved, and monitored by the Department quarterly. Payment shall be dependent on progress towards goal attainment on all three purposes.  Participating organizations must submit quarterly updates and annual reports on programs no later than October 1."


(This amendment adds language defining public entities that are able to transfer funds to the Department of Medical Assistance Services to cover the non-federal share to match federal Medicaid funding for physician supplemental payments to private acute care hospitals with which they have affiliation agreements. Language also clarifies the purposes for which hospitals may receive supplemental payments such as increasing and enhancing access to outpatient care for Medicaid patients, supporting critical healthcare workforce needs and advancing Medicaid's health and quality improvement goals. Language requires quarterly reporting and makes payments contingent on progress towards goal attainment. It also provides five positions at the agency for administration of the supplemental payment program.)