2024 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Approved)

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Inflation Adj. for Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (language only)

Item 288 #9h

Item 288 #9h

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 330, after line 45, insert:

"5. The department shall revise reimbursement methodologies for PRTF rates to implement inflation increases for each fiscal year to be effective July 1, 2024. Inflation rates shall be tied to the Nursing Facility Moving Average as established by IHS Markit (or its successor). The most recent four quarters will be averaged to create the PRTF inflation rate. The department shall have the authority to implement these changes prior to the completion of any regulatory process to effect such change."


(This adds language to clarify the Department of Medical Assistance Services' reimbursement methodology for Medicaid payments to Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs). The PRTF reimbursement methodology was changed recently; however, the application of an annual inflation increase beginning in fiscal year 2025 was not specified in the Appropriation Act to allow for agency regulations to reflect this change.)