Oregon Statutes - Chapter 414 - Medical Assistance - Section 414.735 - Adjustment of reimbursement in event of insufficient resources; approval of Legislative Assembly or Emergency Board; notice to providers.

(1) If insufficient resources are available during a contract period:

(a) The population of eligible persons determined by law shall not be reduced.

(b) The reimbursement rate for providers and plans established under the contractual agreement shall not be reduced.

(2) In the circumstances described in subsection (1) of this section, reimbursement shall be adjusted by reducing the health services for the eligible population by eliminating services in the order of priority recommended by the Health Services Commission, starting with the least important and progressing toward the most important.

(3) The Department of Human Services shall obtain the approval of the Legislative Assembly or Emergency Board, if the Legislative Assembly is not in session, before instituting the reductions. In addition, providers contracting to provide health services under ORS 414.705 to 414.750 must be notified at least two weeks prior to any legislative consideration of such reductions. Any reductions made under this section shall take effect no sooner than 60 days following final legislative action approving the reductions. [1989 c.836 §8; 1991 c.753 §9; 2003 c.14 §195]

Note: See note under 414.705.

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