SB 731 Medical Assistance Services.
W. Roscoe Reynolds | all patrons    ...    notes
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Summary as introduced:
Medical Assistance Services. Provides an exception to the Medicaid prospective payment system for rural nursing facilities experiencing increased direct care costs because of staffing shortages. This bill allows a mid-cost report period increase in the direct care component of the rural nursing facility's prospective payment rate that may exceed the reimbursement limits or ceilings or both for the nursing facility under the prospective payment system. The mid-cost report period increase will be triggered by costs resulting from local staffing shortages, i.e., contract direct care staff have been hired at higher salary rates than regularly employed staff. The rural nursing facility will have the right to submit adjustments to its previous cost report immediately upon incurring these additional staffing costs and the adjusted prospective payment rate will begin on the date of submission of the adjusted cost report.

Full text:
01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 12/19/02 033812524  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 12/19/02 033812524
01/08/03  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/09/03  Senate: Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
01/09/03  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
01/28/03  Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Finance (13-Y 0-N)