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R414. Health, Health Care Financing, Coverage and Reimbursement Policy.
Rule R414-517. Inpatient Hospital Provider Assessments.
As in effect on August 1, 2019
Table of Contents
- R414-517-1. Introduction and Authority.
- R414-517-2. Definitions.
- R414-517-3. Audit of Hospitals.
- R414-517-4. Change in Hospital Status.
- R414-517-5. Intergovernmental Transfer Calculation and Schedule.
- R414-517-6. Penalties and Interest.
- R414-517-7. Rule Repeal.
- Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment
- Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law
This rule defines the scope of hospital provider assessment. This rule is authorized under Title 26, Chapter 36b.
The definitions in Section 26-36b-103 apply to this rule.
(1) For hospitals that do not file a Medicare cost report for the time frames outlined in Section 26-36b-205, the Department of Health shall audit the hospital's records to determine the correct discharges for the assessment.
(2) Hospitals subject to the assessment shall make their records available for reasonable inspection upon written request from the Department. Failure to make the records available shall be considered non-compliance and subject the hospital to penalties set forth in Section R414-517-6.
(1) If a hospital's status changes during any given year and it no longer falls under the definition of a hospital that is subject to the assessment outlined in Section 26-36b-205, the hospital must submit in writing to the Division of Medicaid and Health Financing (DMHF) a notice of the status change and the effective date of that change. The notice must be mailed to the correct address, as follows, and is only effective upon receipt by the Reimbursement Unit:
Via United States Postal Service:
Utah Department of Health
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
Attn: Reimbursement Unit
288 North 1460 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116-3231
(2) For any period where a hospital is no longer subject to the assessment and notice has been given under Subsection R414-517-4(1):
(a) the Department shall require payment of the assessment from that hospital for the full quarter in which the status change occurred and the hospital will receive full payment, as outlined in Section 26-36b-210, for the applicable quarter; and
(b) the hospital is exempt from future assessment and not eligible for payment under this rule.
(3) For State Fiscal Year 2018 and subsequent years, the Department shall determine if new providers are eligible to receive payments as allowed under Section 26-36b-210. The new providers will also be subject to the assessment beginning that same state fiscal year as they become eligible to receive the payments as allowed under Section 26-36b-210. New providers identified will be added prospectively beginning with that new state fiscal year.
The non-state government hospital-intergovernmental transfer, as specified in Title 26, Chapter 36b, shall be calculated at a uniform rate for each hospital discharge. The uniform rate shall be determined using the total number of hospital discharges for non-state government hospitals. Any quarterly changes to the uniform rate shall be applied uniformly to all non-state government hospitals.
(1) If DMHF audits a hospital's records to determine the correct discharges for the assessment for a hospital that is required to file a Medicare cost report, but failed to provide its Medicare cost report within the timeline required, DMHF shall fine the hospital five percent of its annual calculated assessment. The fine is payable within 30 days of invoice.
(2) If DMHF audits a hospital's records to determine the correct discharges for the assessment because the hospital does not file a Medicare cost report and did not submit its discharges and supporting documentation within the timeline required, DMHF shall fine the hospital five percent of its annual calculated assessment. The fine is payable within 30 days of invoice.
(3) If a hospital fails to fully pay its assessment on or before the due date, DMHF shall fine the hospital five percent of its quarterly calculated assessment. The fine is payable within 30 days of invoice.
(4) On the last day of each quarter, if a hospital has any unpaid assessment or penalty, DMHF shall fine the hospital five percent of the unpaid amount. The fine is payable within 30 days of invoice.
The Department shall repeal this rule in conjunction with the repeal of the Hospital Provider Assessment Act outlined in Section 26-36b-211.
January 29, 2018
26-1-5; 26-18-3; 26-36b
For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R414, please contact the promulgating agency (Health, Health Care Financing, Coverage and Reimbursement Policy). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.