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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 9. PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES [10000 - 18999.8]

  ( Division 9 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

PART 3. AID AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE [11000 - 15771]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

CHAPTER 7. Basic Health Care [14000 - 14199.67]

  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1965, 2nd Ex. Sess., Ch. 4. )

ARTICLE 5.231. Medi-Cal Hospital Reimbursement Improvement and Restoration Act of 2013 [14169.81 - 14169.83]
  ( Article 5.231 added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 657, Sec. 7. )

14169.81.
  

(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 October 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.

(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 657, Sec. 7. (SB 239) Effective October 8, 2013. Note: See Section 3.5 of Article XVI of the Constitution, which was added on Nov. 8, 2016, by initiative Proposition 52.)

14169.82.
  

(a) In consultation with the hospital community, as defined in Section 14169.51, the department shall develop proposed modifications to the quality assurance fee program under Article 5.230 (commencing with Section 14169.50) to collect additional fees solely designated for use under this section. In addition, the department shall consult with the hospital community to enable intergovernmental transfers from nondesignated public hospitals solely designated for use under this section. The department shall notify the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and fiscal and appropriate policy committees 30 working days prior to implementing a modification pursuant to this section.

(b) To the extent federal financial participation is not jeopardized and consistent with federal law, and subject to the conditions set forth in subdivision (c), the department shall pay Medi-Cal managed care plans rate range increases, as defined by paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) of Section 14301.4, for the purpose of increasing payments to private hospitals and nondesignated public hospitals in counties that do not have designated public hospitals. Nondesignated public hospitals shall be given priority relative to accessing rate range funds in counties where a nondesignated public hospital is the only public hospital.

(c) Payments to Medi-Cal managed care plans pursuant to subdivision (b) are conditioned on both of the following:

(A) The Medi-Cal managed care plan shall pay all of the rate range increases provided under this section as additional payments to private hospitals and nondesignated public hospitals for providing and making available services to Medi-Cal enrollees of the plan.

(B) The amount of the increases to Medi-Cal managed care plans shall be limited to the total amount of payments possible, including federal financial participation, based on the amount of fees actually collected and intergovernmental transfers actually provided pursuant to subdivision (a) as the nonfederal share for these payments.

(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 657, Sec. 7. (SB 239) Effective October 8, 2013. Note: See Section 3.5 of Article XVI of the Constitution, which was added on Nov. 8, 2016, by initiative Proposition 52.)

14169.83.
  

To the extent permitted by federal law and other federal requirements, the director shall develop and describe in provider bulletins and on the department’s Internet Web site a process by which a private general acute care hospital located outside the state that serves Medi-Cal beneficiaries may opt in to pay the quality assurance fee on all applicable categories of patient days and receive supplemental payments for the Medi-Cal program patient days pursuant to Article 5.230 (commencing with Section 14169.50), in the same manner that the hospital could participate if it were located in the state. Notwithstanding Section 14169.51, the department shall rely on reliable data to make reasonable estimates or projections made with respect to the hospital as to the data, including, but not limited to, the days data source, used for the following: acute psychiatric days, annual fee-for-service days, annual managed care days, annual Medi-Cal days, fee-for-service days, general acute care days, high acuity days, managed care days, Medi-Cal days, Medi-Cal fee-for-service days, Medi-Cal managed care days, Medi-Cal managed care fee days, outpatient base amount, and transplant days, used to calculate the fees due and the supplemental payments. The director may modify the procedure set forth in this section to the minimum extent necessary to comply with applicable law, in consultation with the hospital community as defined in Section 14169.51.

(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 657, Sec. 7. (SB 239) Effective October 8, 2013. Note: See Section 3.5 of Article XVI of the Constitution, which was added on Nov. 8, 2016, by initiative Proposition 52.)

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