WSR 99-14-025

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed June 28, 1999, 3:24 p.m. , effective July 1, 1999 ]

Date of Adoption: June 28, 1999.

Purpose: To codify payment methodology for hospitals that receive medically indigent disproportionate share payments. Also to comply with the Governor's Executive Order 97-03. Note: WAC 388-550-4900 and 388-550-5000 filed under WSR 99-09-087 will be filed at a later date. WAC 388-550-5110 and 388-550-5120 also filed under WSR 99-09-087 as new sections have been withdrawn because the legislature did not pass supporting legislation as had been anticipated.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-550-5100, 388-550-5150, 388-550-5200, 388-550-5250, 388-550-5300, 388-550-5350, and 388-550-5400.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.730, chapter 74.46 RCW, 42 U.S.C. 1396r-4.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-09-087 on April 21, 1999.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 7, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 7, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 7, Repealed 0.

Other Findings Required by Other Provisions of Law as Precondition to Adoption or Effectiveness of Rule: RCW 34.05.80(3) [34.05.380(3)], the rule must become effective July 1, 1999, because SHB 5968 funds this program and mandates this effective date.Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 1999.

June 28, 1999

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

2604.1
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-01-124, filed 12/18/97, effective 1/18/98)

WAC 388-550-5100
Payment method--MIDSH.

(1) ((The department shall deem)) MAA considers a hospital eligible for the medically indigent disproportionate share hospital (MIDSH) payment if the hospital:

(a) Meets the criteria in WAC 388-550-4900 (2)(((c)))(b) and (4);

(b) Is an in-state or border area hospital;

(c) Provides services to clients under the medically indigent program; and

(d) Has a low-income utilization rate of one percent or more.

(2) ((The department shall determine)) MAA determines the MIDSH payment for each eligible hospital in accordance with WAC 388-550-4800.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.730, 74.04.050, 70.01.010, 74.09.200, [74.09.]500, [74.09.]530 and 43.20B.020.  98-01-124, 388-550-5100, filed 12/18/97, effective 1/18/98.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-01-124, filed 12/18/97, effective 1/18/98)

WAC 388-550-5150
Payment method--GAUDSH.

(1) ((The department shall deem)) MAA considers a hospital eligible for the general assistance-unemployable disproportionate share hospital (GAUDSH) payment if the hospital:

(a) Meets the criteria in WAC 388-550-4900 (2)(((c)))(b) and (4);

(b) Is an in-state or border area hospital;

(c) Provides services to clients under the medical care services program; and

(d) Has a low-income utilization rate (LIUR) of one percent or more.

(2) ((The department shall determine)) MAA determines the GAUDSH payment for each eligible hospital in accordance with WAC 388-550-4800, except that the payment ((shall)) is not ((be)) reduced by the additional three percent specified in WAC 388-550-4800(4).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.730, 74.04.050, 70.01.010, 74.09.200, [74.09.]500, [74.09.]530 and 43.20B.020.  98-01-124, 388-550-5150, filed 12/18/97, effective 1/18/98.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-01-124, filed 12/18/97, effective 1/18/98)

WAC 388-550-5200
Payment method--SRHAPDSH.

(1) ((The department shall deem)) MAA considers a hospital eligible for the small rural hospital assistance program disproportionate share hospital (SRHAPDSH) payment if the hospital:

(a) Meets the criteria in WAC 388-550-4900 (2)(((c)))(b) and (4);

(b) Is an in-state hospital;

(c) Is a small, rural hospital, defined as a hospital with fewer than seventy-five licensed beds and located in a city or town with a nonstudent population of thirteen thousand or less; and

(d) Provides at least one percent of its services to low-income patients in rural areas of the state.

(2)(a) ((The department shall pay)) MAA pays hospitals qualifying for SRHAPDSH payments from a legislatively appropriated pool.

(b) ((The department shall determine)) MAA determines each individual hospital's SRHAPDSH payment as follows: The total dollars in the pool will be multiplied by the percentage derived from dividing the Medicaid payments to the individual hospital during the fiscal year that is two years previous to the state fiscal year immediately preceded by the total Medicaid payments to all SRHAPDSH hospitals during the same hospital fiscal year.

(3) ((The department's)) MAA’s SRHAPDSH payments to a hospital may not exceed one hundred percent of the projected cost of care for Medicaid clients and uninsured indigent patients.  ((The department shall reallocate dollars not allocated because a hospital would otherwise exceed this ceiling to the remaining hospitals in the SRHAPDSH pool)) MAA reallocates dollars as defined in the state plan.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.730, 74.04.050, 70.01.010, 74.09.200, [74.09.]500, [74.09.]530 and 43.20B.020.  98-01-124, 388-550-5200, filed 12/18/97, effective 1/18/98.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-01-124, filed 12/18/97, effective 1/18/98)

WAC 388-550-5250
Payment method--THAPDSH.

(1) ((The department shall deem)) MAA considers a hospital eligible for the teaching hospital assistance program disproportionate share hospital (THAPDSH) program if the hospital:

(a) Meets the criteria in WAC 388-550-4900 (2)(((c)))(b) and (4);

(b) Is a Washington State University hospital; and

(c) Has a Medicaid inpatient utilization rate (MIPUR) of twenty percent or more.

(2) ((The department shall fund)) MAA funds THAPDSH payments with legislatively appropriated monies.  ((The department shall divide)) MAA divides the legislatively appropriated THAPDSH amount equally between qualifying hospitals.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.730, 74.04.050, 70.01.010, 74.09.200, [74.09.]500, [74.09.]530 and 43.20B.020.  98-01-124, 388-550-5250, filed 12/18/97, effective 1/18/98.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-01-124, filed 12/18/97, effective 1/18/98)

WAC 388-550-5300
Payment method--STHFPDSH.

(1) ((The department shall deem)) MAA considers a hospital eligible for the state teaching hospital financing program disproportionate share hospital (STHFPDSH) program if the hospital:

(a) Meets the criteria in WAC 388-550-4900 (2)(((c)))(b) and (4);

(b) Is a state-owned university or public corporation hospital (border area hospitals are excluded);

(c) Provides a major medical teaching program, defined as a program in a hospital with more than one hundred residents and/or interns; and

(d) Has a Medicaid inpatient utilization rate (MIPUR) of at least twenty percent.

(2) MAA:

(a) ((The department shall pay)) Pays hospitals deemed eligible under the criteria in subsection (1) of this section a STHFPDSH payment from the legislatively appropriated pool specifically designated for DSH payments to state and county teaching hospitals.

(b) ((The department shall limit)) Limits STHFPDSH payments to eligible hospitals to seventy percent of the legislatively appropriated pool for DSH payments to state and county teaching hospitals.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.730, 74.04.050, 70.01.010, 74.09.200, [74.09.]500, [74.09.]530 and 43.20B.020.  98-01-124, 388-550-5300, filed 12/18/97, effective 1/18/98.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-01-124, filed 12/18/97, effective 1/18/98)

WAC 388-550-5350
Payment method--CTHFPDSH.

(1) ((The department shall deem)) MAA considers a hospital eligible for the county teaching hospital financing program disproportionate share hospital (CTHFPDSH) payment if the hospital:

(a) Meets the criteria in WAC 388-550-4900 (2)(((c)))(b) and (4);

(b) Is a county hospital in Washington state (border area hospitals are excluded), so designated by the county in which located;

(c) Provides a major medical teaching program, defined as a program in a hospital with more than one hundred residents and/or interns; and

(d) Has a low-income utilization rate (LIUR) of at least twenty-five percent.

(2) MAA:

(a) ((The department shall pay)) Pays hospitals ((deemed)) considered eligible under the criteria in subsection (1) of this section a CTHFPDSH payment from the legislatively appropriated pool specifically designated for DSH payments to state and county teaching hospitals.

(b) ((The department shall limit))Limits CTHFPDSH payments to eligible hospitals to thirty percent of the legislatively appropriated pool for DSH payments to state and county teaching hospitals.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.730, 74.04.050, 70.01.010, 74.09.200, [74.09.]500, [74.09.]530 and 43.20B.020.  98-01-124, 388-550-5350, filed 12/18/97, effective 1/18/98.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-01-124, filed 12/18/97, effective 1/18/98)

WAC 388-550-5400
Payment method--PHDDSH.

(1) ((The department shall deem)) MAA considers a hospital eligible for the public hospital district disproportionate share hospital (PHDDSH) payment if the hospital:

(a) Meets the criteria in WAC 388-550-4900 (2)(((c)))(b) and (4);

(b) Is a public district hospital in Washington state or a border area hospital owned by a public corporation; and

(c) Provides at least one percent of its services to low-income patients.

(2) ((The department shall pay)) MAA pays hospitals ((deemed)) considered eligible under the criteria in subsection (1) of this section a PHDDSH payment amount from the legislatively appropriated PHDDSH pool.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.730, 74.04.050, 70.01.010, 74.09.200, [74.09.]500, [74.09.]530 and 43.20B.020.  98-01-124, 388-550-5400, filed 12/18/97, effective 1/18/98.]

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