Report Title:

Medicaid Reimbursement

Description:

Changes the effective start date of the revised reimbursement methodology for long-term care services from 7/1/03 to 7/1/08. Eliminates the "sunset" provision of the original act to enable the new reimbursement methodology to continue.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2454

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2004

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. Section 346D-1.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

346D-1.5 Medicaid reimbursement equity. Not later than [June 30, 2003,] July 1, 2008, there shall be no distinction between hospital-based and nonhospital-based reimbursement rates for institutionalized long-term care under medicaid. Reimbursement for institutionalized intermediate care facilities and institutionalized skilled nursing facilities shall be based solely on the level of care rather than the location. This section shall not apply to critical access hospitals.″

SECTION 2. Act 226, Session Laws of Hawaii 2000, is amended by amending section 9 to read as follows:

″SECTION 9. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2000[, and shall be repealed on June 30, 2004; provided that sections 346-1, 346-59, 346D-1, and 346D-1.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, shall be reenacted in the form in which they read on June 30, 2000].″

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

INTRODUCED BY:

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BY REQUEST