December 17, 2015
The Governor released his budget today in an address to the Joint “Money” Committees of the General Assembly; for us, it is remarkable in the fact that it is not remarkable! The Governor included the Waiver Redesign, the required slots, 100 “reserve slots” and the funding necessary to implement the Burn’s rate structure, increased the CSA funding, added some funds for Part C and does propose the closure of Catawba Hospital by 2018. The link below will take you to the DPB presentation with more details.
He has, again, requested Medicaid Expansion and has reduced CSB funding contingent upon the success of that proposal. He did not tie that proposal to other Medicaid initiatives so it should not impact the Waiver Redesign package!