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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 30. Department of Medical Assistance Services
Chapter 70. Methods and Standards for Establishing Payment Rates; In-Patient Hospital Care

12VAC30-70-400. Determination of per diem rates.

Article 3
Other Provisions for Payment of Inpatient Hospital Services

This section shall be applicable to only those claims for discharges prior to July 1, 1999. Each hospital's revised per diem rate or rates to be used during the transition period (SFY 1997 and SFY 1998) shall be based on the hospital's previous peer group ceiling or ceilings that were established under the provisions of 12VAC30-70-10 through 12VAC30-70-130, with the following adjustments:

1. All operating ceilings will be increased by the same proportion to effect an aggregate increase in reimbursement of $40 million in SFY 1997. This adjustment incorporates in per diem rates the systemwide aggregate value of payment that otherwise would be made through the payment adjustment fund. This adjustment will be calculated using estimated 1997 rates and 1994 days.

2. Starting July 1, 1996, operating ceilings will be increased for inflation to the midpoint of the state fiscal year, not the hospital fiscal year. Inflation shall be based on the DRI-Virginia moving average value as compiled and published by DRI/McGraw-Hill under contract with DMAS, increased by two percentage points per year. The most current table available prior to the effective date of the new rates shall be used.

For services to be paid at SFY 1998 rates, per diem rates shall be adjusted consistent with the methodology for updating rates under the DRG methodology (12VAC30-70-351).

3. There will be no disproportionate share hospital (DSH) per diem.

4. To pay capital cost through claims, a hospital specific adjustment to the per diem rate will be made. At settlement of each hospital fiscal year, this per diem adjustment will be eliminated and capital shall be paid as a pass-through.

5. This methodology shall be used after the transition period to reimburse days of hospital stays with admission dates before July 1, 1996.

6. This methodology shall be used after the transition period to make interim payments until such time as the DRG payment methodology is operational.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-325 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1997; amended, Virginia Register Volume 16, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 2000.

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