Amend CSSB 1 (house committee printing) as follows:
(1)  In Article II of the bill, following the appropriations to the Health and Human Services Commission (page II-36), add the following appropriately numbered rider:
____.  Medicaid Base Rate Reimbursement for Nursing Facilities. It is the intent of the legislature that, out of funds appropriated above to the Health and Human Services Commission for Strategy A.2.4, Nursing Facility Payments, the commission shall allocate the amount necessary to set the base rate reimbursement under Medicaid for each nursing facility at an amount that is at least equal to the rate in effect on April 1, 2020, including any emergency temporary rate increase authorized under 1 T.A.C. Section 355.205.
(2)  In Article XI of the bill, strike the item for consideration listed under Article II, Health and Human Services Commission, for Nursing Facility Emergency Reimbursement Rate Increase Protection (page XI-4).