2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Patient Intensity Rating System (language only)

Item 325 #46h

Item 325 #46h

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 257, after line 7, insert:
"HH.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the State Plan of Medical Assistance Services to allow the Department to continue using the most recent Patient Intensity Rating System (PIRS) data available, to establish rates on or after July 1, 2002, in the event the Resource Utilization Groups reimbursement method is not in effect as of July 1, 2002.  This amendment shall become effective within 280 days or less of enactment of this act."

(This amendment provides the Department of Medical Assistance Services flexibility to continue using its current system for assessing patient service intensity for nursing home reimbursement in the event the new method for gauging resource utilization to reimburse nursing homes is not ready to be implelmented on July 1, 2002.)