Revised Code of Washington - RCW Title 74 Public Assistance - Section 74.09.730 Disproportionate share hospital adjustment
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§ 74.09.730. Disproportionate share hospital adjustment
In establishing Title XIX payments for inpatient hospital services:
(1) The department of social and health services shall provide a disproportionate share hospital adjustment considering the following components:
(a) A low-income care component based on a hospital's medicaid utilization rate, its low-income utilization rate, its provision of obstetric services, and other factors authorized by federal law;
(b) A medical indigency care component based on a hospital's services to persons who are medically indigent; and
(c) A state-only component, to be paid from available state funds to hospitals that do not qualify for federal payments under (b) of this subsection, based on a hospital's services to persons who are medically indigent;
(2) The payment methodology for disproportionate share hospitals shall be specified by the department in regulation.
[1991 sp.s. c 9 § 8; 1989 c 260 § 1; 1987 1st ex.s. c 5 § 20.]
Effective dates -- 1991 sp.s. c 9: See note following RCW 74.09.700.
Severability -- 1987 1st ex.s. c 5: See note following RCW 70.47.901.
Sections: 74.09.655 74.09.660 74.09.700 74.09.710 74.09.715 74.09.720 74.09.725 74.09.730 74.09.740 74.09.755 74.09.760 74.09.770 74.09.780 74.09.790 74.09.800
Last modified: April 7, 2009