2016 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Introduced)

University of Virginia Medical Center

Item 197

Item 197 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2015Second Year - FY2016
State Health Services (43000)$1,418,605,170$1,475,155,325
Inpatient Medical Services (43007)FY2015 $601,619,597FY2016 $631,549,393
Outpatient Medical Services (43011)FY2015 $351,134,357FY2016 $371,134,357
Administrative Services (43018)FY2015 $465,851,216FY2016 $472,471,575
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2015 $0FY2016 $250,000
Higher Education OperatingFY2015 $1,400,958,705FY2016 $1,457,258,860
Debt ServiceFY2015 $17,646,465FY2016 $17,646,465

Authority: §§ 23-62 through 23-85, Code of Virginia and Chapter 38, Acts of Assembly of 1978.

A. The appropriation to the University of Virginia Medical Center provides for the care, treatment, health related services and education activities associated with Virginia patients, including indigent and medically indigent patients. Inasmuch as the University of Virginia Medical Center is a state teaching hospital, this appropriation is to be used to jointly support the education of health students through patient care provided by this appropriation.

B. By July 1 of each year, the Director, Department of Medical Assistance Services shall approve a common criteria and methodology for determining free care attributable to the appropriations in this Item. The Medical Center will report to the Department of Medical Assistance Services expenditures for indigent, medically indigent, and other patients. The Auditor of Public Accounts and the State Comptroller shall monitor the implementation of these procedures. The Medical Center shall report by October 31 annually to the Department of Medical Assistance Services, the Comptroller and the Auditor of Public Accounts on expenditures related to this Item. Reporting shall be by means of the indigent care cost report and shall follow criteria approved by the Director, Department of Medical Assistance Services.

C. Funding for Family Practice is included in the University of Virginia's Educational and General appropriation. Support for other residencies is included in the hospital appropriation.

D. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the University of Virginia Medical Center – Hospital maintain its efforts to staff residencies and fellow positions to produce sufficient generalist physicians in medically underserved regions of the state.

E. The Higher Education Operating fund source listed in this Item is considered to be a sum sufficient appropriation, which is an estimate of funding required by the university to cover medical center operations.

F. Notwithstanding anything contrary to law, the University of Virginia has authority to determine compensation paid to Medical Center employees in accordance with policies established by the Board of Visitors.

G. In order to provide the state share for Medicaid supplemental payments to Medicaid provider private hospitals in which the University of Virginia Medical Center has a non-majority interest, the University of Virginia shall transfer to the Department of Medical Assistance Services public funds that comply with 42 C.F.R. § 433.51.

H. Out of this appropriation, $250,000 the second year from the general fund is designated for construction and infrastructure costs associated with the University of Virginia Medical Center Emergency Helicopter site and hanger building in Buckingham County. The helipad will be located on land donated by Buckingham County. The University of Virginia Medical Center will provide the personnel and equipment costs.