74.60.090  <<  74.60.100 >>   74.60.110

Critical access hospital payments. (Expires July 1, 2021.)

In each fiscal year commencing upon satisfaction of the conditions in RCW 74.60.150(1), the authority shall make access payments to critical access hospitals that do not qualify for or receive a small rural disproportionate share hospital payment in a given fiscal year in the total amount of two million thirty-eight thousand dollars from the fund. The amount of payments to individual hospitals under this section must be determined using a methodology that provides each hospital with a proportional allocation of the group's total amount of medicaid and state children's health insurance program payments determined from claims and encounter data using the same general methodology set forth in RCW 74.60.120 (3) and (4). Payments must be made after the authority determines a hospital's payments under RCW 74.60.110. These payments shall be in addition to any other amount payable with respect to services provided by critical access hospitals and shall not reduce any other payments to critical access hospitals. The authority shall provide a report of such payments to the Washington state hospital association within thirty days after payments are made.

NOTES:

Effective date2017 c 228: See note following RCW 74.60.005.
Effective date2015 2nd sp.s. c 5: See note following RCW 74.60.005.
Effective date2013 2nd sp.s. c 17: See note following RCW 74.60.005.
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