HB 518/FN (BR 1990) - Ji. Lee, D. Owens
AN ACT relating to Medicaid.
Amend KRS 205.639 to change the definition of "private psychiatric hospital"; amend KRS 205.640 to provide that the disproportionate share program shall be established by administrative regulations; require one of the three pools for distribution of disproportionate share funds to be the percentage allowable by federal law up to 19.08 percent for private psychiatric hospitals and state mental hospitals; require any remaining disproportionate share funds from private psychiatric care hospitals and state mental to be distributed between acute care hospitals and university hospitals; include state mental hospitals in the Medical Assistance Revolving Trust Fund; provide that a hospital will receive distributions for indigent care if the hospital meets the requirements of administrative regulations promulgated by the cabinet; require the Department for Medicaid Services to make a final determination of each hospital's annual payment amount upon notification through the Federal Register of the annual federal disproportionate share hospital allotment for the state; require the department to issue to each hospital either a lump-sum payment or divide the lump-sum payment into multiple distribution payments if fiscally necessary; require hospitals to submit any supporting documentation to substantiate compliance with the audit requirements as established by federal regulations; make technical changes.
HB 518 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/FN - Retain original provisions and delete provision for the use of the MART fund for data collection; clarify that the disproportionate share pool for private psychiatric hospitals and state mental hospitals will be distributed according to federal rules and law; amend KRS 333.150 to permit medical laboratory results to be transmitted to an electronic health information exchange or network for specified purposes; require the transmissions to be in compliance with HIPAA requirements; make technical changes.
HFA (1, J. Lee) - Retain original provisions and require 54 percent of any remaining disproportionate share funds from private psychiatric hospitals and state mental hospitals to be distributed to acute care hospitals and 46 percent to be distributed to university hospitals; permit the Department for Medicaid Services to pay a portion of the expected annual payment prior to publication of the annual federal allotment; permit medical laboratory results to be transmitted to an electronic health information exchange or network for specified purposes with patient consent and to meet the requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; make technical changes.
Feb 25-introduced in House
Feb 26-to Health & Welfare (H)
Mar 10-posted in committee; posting waived
Mar 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 12-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 15-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Mar 16-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 17-3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
Mar 18-received in Senate
Mar 22-to Health & Welfare (S)
Mar 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
Mar 25-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 29-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 29, 2010; 3rd reading, passed 38-0
Apr 1-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
Apr 13-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 142)