2003 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Committee Approved)

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Free Standing Psychiatric Facility Rates (language only)

Item 325 #14s

Item 325 #14s

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 in Fiscal Year 2003, for these facilities, will 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 maintains the same payment levels in FY 2004 as in FY 2003 for freestanding psychiatric facilities.)