[346G-4] Hospital sustainability program special fund. [See Note at chapter heading.] (a) There is created in the state treasury the hospital sustainability program special fund to be administered by the department into which shall be deposited all moneys collected under this chapter.

(b) Moneys in the hospital sustainability program special fund shall consist of:

(1) All revenue received by the department from the hospital sustainability fee;

(2) All federal medicaid funds received by the department as a result of matching expenditures made with the hospital sustainability fee;

(3) Any interest or penalties levied in conjunction with the administration of this chapter; and

(4) Any designated appropriations, federal funds, donations, gifts, or moneys from any other sources.

(c) Moneys in the hospital sustainability program special fund shall be used exclusively as follows:

(1) No less than eighty-eight per cent of the revenue from the hospital sustainability fee shall be used for one or more of the following:

(A) Match federal medicaid funds, with the combined total to be used to enhance capitated rates to medicaid managed care health plans for the sole purpose of increasing medicaid payments to private hospitals;

(B) Match federal medicaid funds for Hawaii's medicaid disproportionate share hospital allotment as authorized by current federal law for private hospitals;

(C) Match federal medicaid funds for a private hospital upper payment limit pool; or

(D) Match federal medicaid funds with the combined total to be used to enhance capitated rates to medicaid managed care health plans for the purpose of increasing medicaid payments to private hospitals through a quality incentive pool;

(2) Twelve per cent of the moneys in the hospital sustainability program special fund may be used by the department for other departmental purposes; and

(3) Any money remaining in the hospital sustainability program special fund six months after the repeal of this chapter, shall be distributed to hospitals within thirty days in the same proportions as received from the hospitals.

(d) The department shall utilize federal funds derived from state hospital certified expenditures to make supplemental payments to state hospitals and is authorized to receive intergovernmental transfers from the state hospitals to support direct supplemental payments and increased capitation rates to health plans for the benefit of the state hospitals. During any period in which the hospital sustainability fee is in effect, certified expenditures of state hospitals shall not be used to make or support direct payments to private hospitals. [L 2012, c 217, pt of 2, 5; am L 2013, c 141, pt of 1, 2; am L 2014, c 123, 2; am L 2015, c 70, 1(2), 2; am L 2016, c 60, 2(2), 3; am L 2017, c 59, 5]

 

 

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