Reference is to Printer's Date 3/29/11-H.
Amend the joint resolution, as and if amended, SECTION 1, page 1, by striking subsection (B) and inserting:
(B)(1) The Department
of Health and Human Services shall study the effects of a
potential suspension of the portion of Proviso 89.87 of Part 1B,
Act 291 of 2010, that prohibits the Department of Health and
Human Services from reducing provider rates from their current
levels. The department shall conduct a comparative analysis of
the reduced rates with private rates and Medicare rates and the
potential impact on access to services. The department shall
submit a report with the contents of the analysis to the General
Assembly upon the conclusion of the analysis.
(2) After receipt of the department's report, the General Assembly may suspend that portion of Proviso 89.87 of Part IB, Act 291 of 2010 that prohibits the Department of Health and Human Services from reducing provider rates from their current levels and expresses that this proviso is not intended to restrict the annual updating of cost base rates and those rates which are indexed to methodologies described in the Medicaid State Plan. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.