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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 30. Department Of Medical Assistance Services
Chapter 90. Methods and Standards for Establishing Payment Rates for Long-Term Care
10/27/2021

12VAC30-90-19. Supplemental payments for government-owned nursing facilities.

Subpart I
General

A. In addition to payments made elsewhere, effective July 1, 2005, DMAS shall draw down federal funds to cover unreimbursed Medicaid costs for inpatient services provided by nonstate government-owned nursing facilities as certified by the provider through cost reports. A nonstate government-owned nursing facility is defined as a provider owned or operated by a county, city, or other local government agency, instrumentality, authority, or commission.

B. Effective July 1, 2014, DMAS shall make additional supplemental payments to nonstate government-owned nursing facilities that meet the requirements in subsection A of this section. Quarterly supplemental payment for each facility shall be calculated in the following manner:

1. Annually calculate for each nursing facility what Medicare would have paid for Medicaid services in the base year, which is the most recently available state fiscal year, using the Medicare skilled nursing facility prospective payment system updated for market basket adjustments and other rate changes to the rate year, which is the upcoming state fiscal year.

2. Annually calculate for each facility what Medicaid paid in the base year including any supplemental payments resulting from subsection A of this section updated for inflation and other rate changes to the rate year.

3. Calculate a per diem supplemental payment for each facility by subtracting Medicaid expenditures calculated in subdivision 2 of this subsection from what Medicare would have paid calculated in subdivision 1 of this subsection and dividing the result by the number of paid days for each facility in the base year.

4. At the end of each quarter of the rate year, calculate the number of paid days in the quarter for each facility and multiply it by the per diem supplemental payment for each facility.

C. Maximum aggregate payments to all qualifying nursing facilities shall not exceed the available upper payment in the current state fiscal year.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-325 of the Code of Virginia; 42 USC § 1396 et seq.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 17, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 2001; amended, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 23, eff. August 23, 2006; Volume 33, Issue 3, eff. November 17, 2016.

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