New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:4d-6g - Findings, Declarations Relative To Emergency Care.

30:4D-6g Findings, declarations relative to emergency care.
1.The Legislature finds and declares that:

a.In accordance with the "Health Care Reform Act," P.L.1992, c.160 (C.26:2H-18.51 et al.), it has been and continues to be of paramount public interest for the State to take all necessary and appropriate actions to ensure access to, and the provision of, cost-effective and high-quality hospital care to its citizens. Consistent with these goals, it is and has been the policy of this State that reimbursement for emergency services and related screening and hospitalization be reasonable, in order to promote access to such care without overburdening the health care payment system. These imperative public policies continue to apply equally to both public and private payers of health care services;

b.In light of the provisions of section 14 of the "Health Care Reform Act," P.L.1992, c.160 (C.26:2H-18.64), which prohibits hospitals from denying admission or appropriate services to a patient on the basis of that patient's ability to pay or source of payment, questions have arisen as to the rates at which emergency services should be reimbursed when they are provided to enrollees in Medicaid and NJ FamilyCare managed care plans by non-participating hospitals. In order to ensure that the goal of cost-efficient access to emergency services is furthered, it is necessary to clarify the rates that have been and continue to be deemed reasonable reimbursement; and

c.It is necessary that the reimbursement clarification be understood as reaffirming the paramount public health and welfare purpose of promoting cost-efficiency in the delivery of emergency services and related screening and hospitalization.


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