DAR File No. 40318

This rule was published in the May 1, 2016, issue (Vol. 2016, No. 9) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Health, Health Care Financing, Coverage and Reimbursement Policy

Rule R414-505

Participation in the Nursing Facility Non-State Government-Owned Upper Payment Limit Program

Notice of 120-Day (Emergency) Rule

DAR File No.: 40318
Filed: 04/15/2016 09:14:15 AM

RULE ANALYSIS

Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:

The purpose of this rule is to ensure agency compliance with reporting requirements found in 42 CFR 433.74 and to define participation requirements in the Nursing Facility Non-State Government-Owned Upper Payment Limit (NF NSGO UPL) program. (DAR NOTE: This emergency rule supersedes the emergency rule for Rule R414-505 under DAR No. 40301 that was effective as of 04/06/2016 in this issue, May 1, 2016, of the Bulletin.)

Summary of the rule or change:

This rule specifies source-of-seed payment requirements that comply with 42 CFR 433.74(c). It also specifies how to notify the Division of Medicaid and Health Financing (DMHF) with the intent to participate in the NF NSGO UPL program and includes participation requirements.

Emergency rule reason and justification:

Regular rulemaking procedures would place the agency in violation of federal or state law.

Justification: This rule is necessary to comply with 42 CFR 433.74(c). The Department needs the rule to specify source-of-seed payments for the program.

State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:

  • 42 CFR 433.74(c)
  • Section 26-1-5
  • Section 26-18-3

Anticipated cost or savings to:

the state budget:

There is no impact to the state budget because this rule only complies with reporting requirements found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). It neither affects Medicaid services nor provider reimbursement.

local governments:

There is no impact to local governments because this rule only complies with reporting requirements found in the CFR. It neither affects Medicaid services nor provider reimbursement.

small businesses:

There is no impact to small businesses because this rule only complies with reporting requirements found in the CFR. It neither affects Medicaid services nor provider reimbursement.

persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:

There is no impact to Medicaid providers and to Medicaid recipients because this rule only complies with reporting requirements found in the CFR. It neither affects Medicaid services nor provider reimbursement.

Compliance costs for affected persons:

There is no impact to a single Medicaid provider or Medicaid recipient because this rule only complies with reporting requirements found in the CFR. It neither affects Medicaid services nor provider reimbursement.

Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:

There is no fiscal impact on business because the rule does not change any existing requirements or add any additional requirements for Medicaid providers or participants.

Joseph K. Miner, MD, Executive Director

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Health
Health Care Financing, Coverage and Reimbursement Policy
CANNON HEALTH BLDG
288 N 1460 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3231

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Craig Devashrayee at the above address, by phone at 801-538-6641, by FAX at 801-538-6099, or by Internet E-mail at cdevashrayee@utah.gov

This rule is effective on:

04/15/2016

Authorized by:

Joseph Miner, Executive Director

RULE TEXT

R414. Health, Health Care Financing, Coverage and Reimbursement Policy.

R414-505. Participation in the Nursing Facility Non-State Government-Owned Upper Payment Limit Program.

R414-505-1. Introduction and Authority.

This rule defines the participation requirements in the Nursing Care Facility Non-State Government-Owned Upper Payment Limit (NF NSGO UPL) program. This rule is authorized under Attachment 4.19-D of the Utah Medicaid State Plan, and by Sections 26-1-5 and 26-18-3.


R414-505-2. Definitions.

In addition to the following, the definitions in Section 26-18-502 and Attachment 4.19-D of the Medicaid State Plan apply to this rule:

(1) "Non-state governmental entity (NSGE)" means a hospital authority, hospital district, healthcare district, special services district, county, or city.

(2) "Non-state government-owned (NSGO) nursing care facility" means a nursing care facility where an NSGE holds the license and is party to the facility's Medicaid contract.

(3) "Eligible nursing care facilities" means facilities that are NSGO nursing facilities which comply with the requirements described in this rule.

(4) "Public funds" means funds derived from taxes, assessments, levies, investments, governmental operations, and revenue generated by a special services district and other public revenues within the sole and unrestricted control of an NSGE that holds the license and is party to the Medicaid contract of the eligible nursing care facility. Public funds do not include gifts, grants, trusts, or donations, the use of which is conditioned on supplying a benefit solely to the donor or grantor of the funds and may not be derived from an impermissible source, including recycled Medicaid payments, federal money precluded from use as the non-federal share, impermissible taxes, and non-bona fide provider-related donations.

 

R414-505-3. Nursing Care Facility Non-State Government-Owned Upper Payment Limit Payment Program.

The NF NSGO UPL supplemental payment program is governed by Attachment 4.19-D of the Medicaid State Plan.


R414-505-4. Notice of Intent to Participate.

This section applies to all nursing care facilities that, as of the effective date of this rule, have not had a state licensing determination of approval by state licensing for a change of ownership for Medicaid certification.

(1) Required application. Before an NSGO nursing care facility may receive supplemental payments, the appropriate NSGE must certify certain facts, representations, and assurances regarding program requirements. The NSGE must certify the required facts using the "NF NSGO UPL Program Notice of Participation Form", prescribed by the Medicaid agency.

(2) The required application must be mailed to the correct address, as follows:

Via United States Postal Service:

Utah Department of Health

DMHF, BCRP

Attn: Reimbursement Unit

P.O. Box 143102

Salt Lake City, UT 84114-3102

Via United Parcel Service, Federal Express, and similar:

Utah Department of Health

DMHF, BCRP

Attn: Reimbursement Unit

288 North 1460 West

Salt Lake City, UT 84116-3231

(3) The "NSGO NF UPL Program Notice of Participation Form" must be complete and accurate or it will be returned. Incomplete forms shall not be considered as providing notice of intent to participate.


R414-505-5. Requirements to Participate in the NF NSGO UPL Program.

(1)(a) The nursing care facility must be owned by an NSGE.

(b) Prior to the Medicaid agency initiating a contract, the nursing care facility owner shall provide appropriate legal evidence, as determined by the Medicaid agency, demonstrating the nursing care facility is owned by an NSGE.

(c) A nursing care facility participating in this supplemental payment program must notify the Reimbursement Unit within the Bureau of Coverage and Reimbursement Policy, at the address noted above, of changes in ownership that may affect the nursing care facility's continued eligibility within 14 calendar days after such change.

(2) The Utah Medicaid provider enrollment process must be complete.

(3)(a) The NSGE must have an NF NSGO UPL contract in effect, signed by the Utah Department of Health's authorized representative.

(b) The following applies to all nursing care facilities that, as of the effective date of this rule, have not had a state licensing determination of approval by state licensing for a change of ownership for Medicaid certification.

The effective date for a NF NSGO UPL contract for a nursing care facility to participate in the NF NSGO UPL supplemental payments shall be the latter of the following dates:

(i) The effective date of the Change of Ownership (CHOW);

(ii) The postmark date of the Notice of Intent to Participate as noted in Section 4;

(iii) The first date of the calendar quarter in which the determination to approve the CHOW was completed; or

(iv) The first date of the calendar quarter in which the Medicaid provider enrollment was completed.

(4) A nursing care facility may not receive monies from the NF NSGO UPL supplemental payment program until a contract is in effect.

(5) Once a contract is in effect, the payments will be made in accordance with Attachment 4.19-D of the Medicaid State Plan and the NF NSGO UPL contract.

(6)(a) State funding for supplemental payments authorized in this rule is limited to and obtained through Intergovernmental Transfer (IGT) Agreements of public funds from the NSGE that holds the license and is party to the Medicaid contract of the nursing care facility.

(b) The NSGEshall ensure that the funds provided to the Department for the non-federal share, via IGT, meet the requirements of 42 CFR 433, Subpart B.

 

R414-505-6. Intergovernmental Transfer (IGT) Certification.

In order to comply with 42 CFR 433.74, with its IGT, using the "IGT Certification Form" prescribed by the Medicaid agency, the NSGE shall specify the dollar amount and certify the source of the IGT funds. The information provided as supporting documentation shall furnish a detailed description and legal basis for each IGT being reported.

 

KEY: Medicaid

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: April 15, 2016

Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 26-1-5; 26-18-3

 


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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Craig Devashrayee at the above address, by phone at 801-538-6641, by FAX at 801-538-6099, or by Internet E-mail at cdevashrayee@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules.