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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

12VAC30-70-490. Medicaid Hospital Payment Policy Advisory Council.

In order to ensure the ongoing relevance and fairness of the prospective payment system for hospital services, the Director of the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall appoint a Medicaid Hospital Payment Policy Advisory Council. The council shall be composed of four hospital or health system representatives nominated by the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, two senior department staff and one representative each from the Department of Planning and Budget and the Joint Commission on Healthcare. This council will be charged with evaluating and developing recommendations on payment policy changes in areas that include, but are not limited to, the following: (i) utilization reductions directly attributable to the 1995 Appropriations Act utilization initiative and any necessary adjustments to SFY1997 and 1998 DRG rates; (ii) the update and inflation factors to apply to the various components of the delivery system; (iii) the treatment of capital and medical education costs; (iv) the mechanisms and budget implications of recalibration and rebasing approaches; (v) the disproportionate share payment fund and allocation mechanisms; and (vi) the timing and final design of an outpatient payment methodology.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-325 of the Code of Virginia and Item 322 J of Chapter 912 of the 1996 Virginia Acts of Assembly.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1997.

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