2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Freestanding Emergency Department Reporting (language only)

Item 313 #42s

Item 313 #42s

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 321, after line 18, insert:

"GGGG.  Free-standing emergency departments, also referred to as dedicated emergency departments as defined in 42 C.F.R. § 489.24(b) that operate as a department of a hospital subject to requirements of the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (42 U.S.C.§ 1395dd) and is located off the main
hospital campus or in an independent facility, shall submit to the payor upon billing for services rendered (i) the campus location in which their services were rendered, and (ii) an indicator specifying that the services were rendered in a free-standing emergency department."


(This amendment directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to require freestanding emergency departments to bill for services separately than the main hospital for which they are affiliated.)