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2007 House Bill 4185: Revise Medicaid "bed tax" earmark

Public Act 85 of 2007

Introduced by Rep. George Cushingberry D- on January 31, 2007
To earmark $66.4 million of the “Michigan Medicaid Quality Assurance Assessment” (MMQAA) bed tax on nursing homes and hospitals to the state general fund to cover Medicaid expenditures in hospitals in 2007 and 2008. This is up from $46.4 million. The MMQAA is a bed tax or fee on health care providers that is used to generate more federal Medicaid matching funds, resulting in a net gain for some but not all of the providers. This bill relates to how much of the money is take by the state and how much goes to the providers.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on January 31, 2007
Reported in the House on March 27, 2007
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on April 17, 2007
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises various details, but does not change its substance. This version was subsequently superseded by another substitute with more changes.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on April 17, 2007
Substitute offered by Rep. George Cushingberry D- on April 17, 2007
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on April 17, 2007
To extend until 2011 the 2007 sunset on “Michigan Medicaid Quality Assurance Assessment” (MMQAA) bed tax on nursing homes and hospitals, and retain $66.4 million of the tax revenue to the state general fund to cover Medicaid expenditures in hospitals in Fiscal Year 2006-07 and FY 2007-08. This is up from $39.9 million retained by the state the previous year. The MMQAA is a bed tax or fee on health care providers that is used to generate more federal Medicaid matching funds, resulting in a net gain for some but not all of the providers. This bill relates to how much of the money is take by the state and how much goes to the providers.
Received in the Senate on April 19, 2007
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on April 19, 2007
Reported in the Senate on September 19, 2007
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on September 26, 2007
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that also authorizes the state retaining $81.4 million from the tax in FY 2008-2008.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 26, 2007
To extend until 2011 the 2007 sunset on “Michigan Medicaid Quality Assurance Assessment” (MMQAA) bed tax on health care providers, and $66.4 million of the fee revenue to the state general fund to cover Medicaid expenditures in hospitals in Fiscal Year 2006-07 and $81.4 million in FY 2007-08. This is up from $46.4 million. The MMQAA is a bed tax or fee on health care providers that is used to generate more federal Medicaid matching funds, resulting in a net gain for some but not all of the providers. This bill relates to how much of the money is take by the state and how much goes to the providers.
Received in the House on September 26, 2007
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on September 30, 2007

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