From Suzanne Sewell, CEO of Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities:
The Conference Committee on Health Care Appropriations met today at noon.
The Senate agreed with the House position regarding funding of the HCBS waiver. This means an additional $65,116,894 million dollars have been added to the HCBS waiver which is now funded at about $811 million. If you will recall, our platform requested funding at $865 million, so this is better than we expected since the new funding level will be about $877 million total. We were also pleased to see that the Issue Title “Resources to Address Waiver Deficit” versus “HCBS Waiver Restructuring.”