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2015 House Bill 4447: Increase and/or extend government license and permit fees

Public Act 104 of 2015

Introduced by Rep. Al Pscholka (R) on April 14, 2015
To increase the license fees for hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and other health care facilities. Also, to extend a “Michigan Medicaid Quality Assurance Assessment” (MMQAA) tax on nursing homes for another four years, which is a bed tax used to “game” the federal Medicaid matching funds formula to generate more federal money for Michigan’s medical welfare programs.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on April 14, 2015
Reported in the House on April 22, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Al Pscholka (R) on May 27, 2015
To authorize an additional $92.9 million in state "retainer" revenue on a one-time basis in the "Medicaid Quality Assurance Assessment" device used to extract more Medicaid money from the federal government, cap the amount of this revenue received from ambulance services, and make other changes.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 27, 2015
Received in the Senate on June 3, 2015
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 3, 2015
Reported in the Senate on June 4, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the House on June 10, 2015
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 30, 2015

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