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AB-900 Medi-Cal: reimbursement: distinct part nursing facilities.(2013-2014)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 14105.194 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

 (a) Notwithstanding Sections 14105.191 and 14105.192, reimbursement for services provided by skilled nursing facilities that are distinct parts of general acute care hospitals shall be determined, for dates of service on or after July 1, 2013, without application of the reductions and limitations set forth in Sections 14105.191 and 14105.192.
(b) The director shall promptly seek all necessary federal approvals to implement this section.
(c) Notwithstanding Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, the department may implement this section by means of provider bulletins or notices, policy letters, or other similar instructions, without taking regulatory action.
SEC. 2.
  This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to ensure and maintain access to medically necessary care for the patients and residents needing skilled nursing services, it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.