HB1519 (2012) Detail

Requiring hospitals to provide Medicaid patient outpatient services at outpatient Medicaid rates for certain hours.


HB 1519-FN – AS INTRODUCED

2012 SESSION

12-2578

01/10

HOUSE BILL 1519-FN

AN ACT requiring hospitals to provide Medicaid patient outpatient services at outpatient Medicaid rates for certain hours.

SPONSORS: Rep. Weyler, Rock 8; Rep. Kurk, Hills 7; Rep. Keane, Merr 13

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

ANALYSIS

This bill requires hospitals to provide Medicaid patient outpatient services at outpatient rates for 20 hours per day.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

12-2578

01/10

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

AN ACT requiring hospitals to provide Medicaid patient outpatient services at outpatient Medicaid rates for certain hours.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 New Section; Medicaid Patient Outpatient Services. Amend RSA 151 by inserting after section 21-b the following new section:

151:21-c Medicaid Patient Outpatient Services. Hospitals licensed pursuant to this chapter shall provide Medicaid patient outpatient services at outpatient Medicaid rates for 20 hours per day.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

LBAO

12-2578

12/05/11

HB 1519-FN - FISCAL NOTE

AN ACT requiring hospitals to provide Medicaid patient outpatient services at outpatient Medicaid rates for certain hours.

FISCAL IMPACT:

      The Department of Health and Human Services states this bill will have an indeterminable fiscal impact on state revenue and expenditures in FY 2013 and each year thereafter. There will be no fiscal impact on county or local revenue or expenditures.

METHODOLOGY:

    The Department of Health and Human Services states this bill requires hospitals to provide outpatient services at applicable outpatient rates for 20 hour per day. The Department indicated outpatient services are a class of services subject to various fee schedules, the reimbursement rates do not vary depending upon the time of day, and the amount billed by a hospital is seldom equal to the amount paid by Medicaid. In addition, the Department states, if hospitals were to charge a different amount 4 hours per day, the Medicaid program would pay the same applicable rate as outlined on the fee schedule for that service. The Department is not able to determine the fiscal impact of this bill.

Links

HB1519 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB1519 Revision: 21541 Date: Dec. 14, 2011, midnight

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