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