2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Patient Intensity Rating System Language (language only)

Item 325 #47c

Item 325 #47c

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 allows the Department of Medical Assistance Services to continue using the current nursing home reimbursement methodology if revisions are not completed by July 1, 2002.)