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House Bill 1352

House Bill 1352

ARCHIVE (2000)

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DIGEST OF HB 1352 (Updated March 3, 2000 3:38 PM - DI 88)

Disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments. Changes the structure of and payments to providers participating in the DSH program as follows: (1) Eliminates the distinction between basic and enhanced disproportionate share hospitals and provides transitional payment methodology. (2) Provides that DSH payments to certain hospitals will be based on and made as close as possible to each hospital's hospital specific limit. Simplifies administration of the DSH program and shifts implementation and payment detail from statute to the state's Medicaid plan. Eliminates a required independent audit for all qualifying hospitals and provides the office of Medicaid policy and planning (office) with discretion to require independent certification of data provided by a hospital to determine the hospital's hospital specific limit. Provides the office with broad discretion to develop a DSH payment methodology that meets certain criteria. Allows the office, under certain criteria, to expand or establish programs to provide payments to certain hospitals. Modifies the order of payments to various categories of DSH providers during specific years. Makes conforming amendments.
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