2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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Rural Hospital Designation (language only)

Item 326 #15c

Item 326 #15c

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 321, after line 16, insert:
"VVV.  Any hospital that was designated a Medicare-dependent small rural hospital, as defined in 42 U.S.C.  §1395ww (d) (5) (G) (iv) prior to October 1, 2004, shall be designated a rural hospital pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §1395ww (d) (8) (ii) (II) on or after September 30, 2004."

(This amendment adds language to allow for the continued designation of small rural hospitals as critical access hospitals for purposes of receiving Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement under current federal definitions.)