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Code of Virginia
Title 32.1. Health
Chapter 10. Department of Medical Assistance Services
12/5/2021

§ 32.1-331.02. Health Care Provider Payment Rate Assessment Fund.

A. As used in this section:

"Covered hospital" means any in-state private acute care hospital other than a hospital classified as a public hospital, freestanding psychiatric and rehabilitation hospital, children's hospital, long stay hospital, long-term care hospital, or critical access hospital.

"Managed care organization hospital payment gap" means the difference between the amount included in rates for inpatient and outpatient services provided by covered hospitals, based on historical paid claims, and the amount that would be included when hospital services are priced according to the existing State Plan methodology but using 100 percent of the adjustment factors, including the capital reimbursement percentage, and full inflation subject to approval by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services pursuant to 42 C.F.R. § 438.6(c).

"State Plan" means the state plan for medical assistance under Title XIX (42 U.S.C. § 1396 et seq.) of the Social Security Act.

"Upper payment limit" means the amount equal to the maximum amount of payment for inpatient services for recipients of medical assistance services established in accordance with 42 C.F.R § 447.272 and outpatient services for recipients of medical assistance services pursuant to 42 CFR § 447.321.

B. There is hereby created in the state treasury a special nonreverting fund to be known as the Health Care Payment Rate Assessment Fund, referred to in this section as "the Fund." The Fund shall be established on the books of the Comptroller. All revenues collected or received as a result of imposition of a health care payment rate assessment on covered hospitals and any other such moneys, public or private, received for the administration of the health care payment assessment shall be paid into the state treasury and credited to the Fund. Interest earned on moneys in the Fund shall remain in the Fund and be credited to it. Any moneys remaining in the Fund, including interest thereon, at the end of each fiscal year shall not revert to the general fund but shall remain in the Fund. Moneys deposited to the Fund shall be used solely for the nonfederal share of the cost of payment rate actions associated with the payment rate assessment as provided in the general appropriation act and the administrative costs of collecting the assessment and of implementing and operating the associated payment rate actions. Such moneys shall be appropriated as provided in the general appropriation act. Expenditures and disbursements from the Fund shall be made by the State Treasurer on warrants issued by the Comptroller upon written request signed by the Director of the Department of Medical Assistance Services.

2018, Sp. Sess. 1, c. 2.

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