(1) A psychiatric hospital owned and operated by the state of Washington is eligible to receive payments under the institution for mental diseases disproportionate share hospital (IMDDSH) program.
(2) For the purposes of the IMDDSH program, the following definitions apply:
(a) "Institution for mental diseases (IMD)" means a hospital, nursing facility, or other institution of more than sixteen beds, that is primarily engaged in providing diagnosis, treatment, or care of people with mental diseases, including medical attention, nursing care, and related services.
(b) "Psychiatric community hospital" means a psychiatric hospital other than a state-owned and operated hospital.
(c) "Psychiatric hospital" means an institution which is primarily engaged in providing psychiatric services for the diagnosis and treatment of mentally ill people. The term applies to a medicare-certified distinct psychiatric care unit, a medicare-certified psychiatric hospital, or a state-designated pediatric distinct psychiatric unit in a medicare-certified acute care hospital.
(d) "State-owned and operated psychiatric hospital" means eastern state hospital and western state hospital.
(3) Except as provided in subsection (4) of this section, a psychiatric community hospital, regardless of location, is not eligible to receive:
(a) IMDDSH payments; or
(b) Any other disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payment from the medicaid agency. See WAC 182-550-4800
regarding payment for psychiatric claims for clients eligible under the medical care services programs.
(4) A psychiatric community hospital within the state of Washington that is designated by the agency as an IMD is eligible to receive IMDDSH payment if:
(a) IMDDSH funds remain available after the amounts appropriated for state-owned and operated psychiatric hospitals are exhausted; and
(b) The legislature provides funds specifically for this purpose.
(5) A psychiatric community hospital within the state of Washington that is designated by the agency as an IMD is eligible to receive a state grant amount from the agency if the legislature appropriates funds specifically for this purpose.
(6) An institution for mental diseases located out-of-state, including an IMD located in a designated bordering city, is not eligible to receive a Washington state grant amount.
(7) Under federal law, 42 U.S.C. 1396r-4 (h)(2), the state's annual IMDDSH expenditures are capped at thirty-three percent of the state's annual statewide DSH cap. This amount represents the maximum that the state can spend in any given fiscal year on IMDDSH, but the state is under no obligation to actually spend that amount.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021
. WSR 15-18-065, § 182-550-5130, filed 8/27/15, effective 9/27/15. WSR 11-14-075, recodified as § 182-550-5130, filed 6/30/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090
. WSR 07-14-090, § 388-550-5130, filed 6/29/07, effective 8/1/07.]