Medical Assistance Services, Department of; payment for certain services to hospice patients. (HB1639)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Medical Assistance Services; payment for certain services to hospice patients. Directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to implement a process for direct payment of nursing facility or ICF/MR services for hospice patients receiving services in a nursing facility or ICF/MR if such patient would be eligible for medical assistance for nursing facility or ICF/MR services had he not elected to receive hospice care. The bill provides that payments made to a nursing facility or ICF/MR shall be the full amount that would be paid to the nursing facility or ICF/MR if the individual was not receiving hospice services, and shall not reflect any discount to such rates. Read the Bill »


02/20/2019: Passed the General Assembly


11/21/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100544D
11/21/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/10/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1639)
01/11/2019Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
01/29/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/30/2019Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Finance
02/12/2019Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Read third time
02/14/2019Passed Senate
02/14/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1639ER)
02/19/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1639ER)
02/19/2019Signed by Speaker
02/20/2019Signed by President
02/21/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 21, 2019
02/21/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019

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