2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Committee Approved)

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Free Standing Psychiatric Facility Rates (language only)

Item 325 #13h

Item 325 #13h

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 327, after line 3, insert:
"UUU. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance to provide that per diem rates of freestanding psychiatric facilities licensed as hospitals shall not be rebased effective July 1, 2003.  The Department shall provide that the per diem rates in effect for these facilities in fiscal year 2003 shall continue to apply.  Such amendments to the State Plan shall become effective within 280 days or less from the enactment of this act."

(This amendment eliminates rebasing of the rates for freestanding psychiatric facilities licensed as hospitals, in order to collect better data and analyze it prior to rebasing the current rates. Current data on these facilities indicates that their rates would drop dramatically under rebasing. This delay will allow the Department and the facilities to determine why the rebasing has this effect on their rates.)