2014 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hanger
Co-Patron(s): Reeves
Authorize Supplemental Payments to Qualifying Private Hospital Partners - Culpeper Hospital (language only)

Item 301 #41s

Item 301 #41s

Health and Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 264, after line 26, insert:
"FFFF.  There is hereby appropriated sum-sufficient nongeneral funds for the Department of Medical Assistance Services to pay the state share of supplemental payments for qualifying private hospital partners of Type One hospitals (consisting of state-owned teaching hospitals) as provided in the State Plan for Medical Assistance Services.  Qualifying private hospitals shall consist of any hospital currently enrolled as a Virginia Medicaid provider and owned or operated by a private entity in which a Type One hospital has a non-majority interest.  The supplemental payments shall be based upon the reimbursement methodology established for such payments in Attachments 4.19-A and 4.19-B of the State Plan for Medical Assistance Services.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall enter into a transfer agreement with any Type One hospital whose private hospital partner qualifies for such supplemental payments, under which the Type One hospital shall provide the state share in order to match federal Medicaid funds for the supplemental payments to the private hospital partner. The Department shall have the authority to implement this reimbursement change effective upon passage of this act for all payment periods approved in the State Plan, and prior to the completion of any regulatory process undertaken in order to effect such change."

(This amendment provides DMAS with the authority to make supplemental Medicaid payments to Culpeper Hospital with state funds currently appropriated to UVA Medical Center.)