Submitted by Louise Lindenmeier, Director, NJ Government Affairs (GAO)
Governor Chris Christie conditionally vetoed A320/S1018, which sets a minimum managed care reimbursement rate for the Personal Care Assistant program at the state’s fee for service rate. His veto addresses a wage pass through, budget funding for fiscal year 2019, removal of the Consumer Price Indices adjustment every 5 years and included an audit process for the increase in reimbursement. On July 31, the bill went back to the Assembly where it received unanimous support by the legislature. The Senate will vote on the bill when they reconvene for it to become law. The Government Affairs Office (GAO) will work with the industry on how to address the new stipulations within the bill.