- Introduced -
SB 729 - This act requires the Division of Medical Services to annually recalculate the Medicaid nursing home reimbursement amount. For three years, the recalculated Medicaid reimbursement amount cannot be reduced below the rate allowed at the initial recalculation. The recalculated Medicaid reimbursement amount shall not be less than ninety dollars per day. When recalculating the Medicaid reimbursement rate of any facility, the Division of Medical Services may not apply a minimum utilization adjustment greater than the current statewide average occupancy minus three percent.
Medicaid rates shall be recalculated for all Missouri facilities over three state fiscal years in three separate payments beginning July 1, 2004. The Department shall recalculate the class ceilings for patient care (120% of the median), ancillary (120% of the median), and administration (110% of the median), with each facility receiving one-third of the underpaid amount.
For July 1, 2004, the Department, using the adjusted costs in the Medicaid cost report for the fiscal year ending in 2001 and an inflationary factor, shall redetermine the allowable per patient day costs for each facility. For July 1, 2005, the Department shall perform the same calculations, but shall use the adjusted costs for the fiscal year ending in 2002. For July 1, 2006, the Department shall perform the same calculations using the adjusted costs for the fiscal year ending in 2003. For July 1, 2007, each facility shall receive a full recalculation based upon its 2004 Medicaid cost report of adjusted costs.
This act takes effect on July 1, 2004.
This act is identical to SCS/SB 209 (2003).