« PreviousContinue »
as those imposed under such agreements entered into under
2 section 1866; except that no such agreement with any hos3 pital shall be in effect for any period during which the hos
4 pital does not have in effect an agreement under section 5 1866, or where there is in effect for the hospital a waiver of
6 the requirement imposed by subsection (e) (5). A hospital
7 whose agreement has been terminated shall not be eligible 8 to undertake a new agreement until a two-year period has
9 elapsed from the termination date.
“(4) Any agreement with a hospital under this sub
11 section shall provide that payment for services will be made
12 only for services for which payment would be made as post13 hospital extended care services, if those services had been 14 furnished by a skilled nursing facility under an agreement 15 entered into under section 1866; and any individual who is 16 furnished services, for which payment may be made under an 17 agreement, shall, for purposes of this title (other than this 18 subsection), be deemed to have received post-hospital ex19 tended care services in like manner and to the same extent 20 as if the services furnished to him had been post-hospital 21 extended care services furnished by a skilled nursing facility 22 under an agreement under section 1866.
“(5) During a period for which a hospital has in effect 24 an agreement under this subsection, in order to allocate rou
25 tine costs between hospital and long-term care services for
1 purposes of determining payment for inpatient hospital serv
ices (including the application of reimbursement limits specified in section 1861 (aa)), the total reimbursement received
for routine services from all classes of long-term care patients,
including title XVIII, title XIX, and private pay patients, shall be subtracted from the hospital's total routine costs
before calculations are made to determine title XVIII reim
bursement for routine hospital services.
“(6) During any period during which an agreement is in effect with a hospital under this subsection, the hospital 11 shall, for services furnished by it under the agreement, be
considered to satisfy the requirements, otherwise required, of 13 å skilled nursing facility for purposes of the following pro14 visions: sections 1814 (a) (2) (C), 1814 (a) (6), 1814 (a) 15 (7), 1814(h), 1861 (a) (2), 1861 (i), 1861 (j) (except 16 1861 (j) (12)), and 1861 (n); and the Secretary shall 17 specify any other provisions of this Act where the hospital 18 may be considered as a skilled nursing facility.
“ (7) (c) Within three years after enactment, the Secre20 tary shall provide a report to the Congress containing an 21 evaluation of the program established under this subsection
“(1) The extent and effect of the agreements on availability and effective and economical provision of
long-term care services,
" (2) whether the program should be continued,
“(3) whether eligibility should be extended to
other hospitals, regardless of bed size or geographic location, where there is a shortage of long-term care
(b) Title XIX of such Act is amended by adding at
8 the end thereof the following new section:
9 “HOSPITAL PROVIDERS OF SKILLED NURSING AND INTER
MEDIATE CARE SERVICES
11 "SEC. 1911. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision 12 of this title, payment may be made, in accordance with 13 this section, under an approved State plan for skilled nurs14 ing services and intermediate care services furnished by a 15 hospital which has in effect an agreement under section 16 1861 (bb).
" (b) (1) Payment to any such hospital, for any skilled
18 nursing or intermediate care services furnished, shall be at a
19 rate equal to the average rate per patient-pay paid for routine 20 services during the previous calendar year under this title 21
to skilled nursing and intermediate care facilities located in 22 the State in which the hospital is located. The reasonable 23
cost of ancillary services shall be determined in the same 24 manner as the reasonable cost of ancillary services provided 25 for inpatient hospital services
.1 ..... "(2) With respect to any period for which a hospital 2 has an agreement under section 1861 (bb), in order to allo
cate routine costs between hospital and long-term care serv
4 ices, the total reimbursement for routine services received
5 from all classes of long-term care patients, including title 6 XVIII, title XIX, and private pay patients, shall be sub7 tracted from the hospital total routine costs before calcula8 tions are made to determine title XIX reimbursement for
9 routine hospital services.”.
(c) The amendments made by this section shall be11 come effective on the date on which final regulations, promul12 gated by the Secretary to implement the amendments, are 13 issued; and those regulations shall be issued not later than 14. the first day of the sixth calendar month following the month
15. in which this Act is enacted.
REIMBURSEMENT RATES UNDER MEDICAID FOR SKILLED
NURSING AND INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES
SEC. 21. Section 1902 (a) (13) (E) of the Social Se19 curity Act is amended by inserting“ (and which may, at the 20 option of the State, include a reasonable profit for the facil21 ity in the form of: (a) fixed per diem amounts or, (b) 22. incentive payments related to efficient performance, or (c) 23 a rate of return on net equity)” immediately after "cost
24 related basis”.
MEDICAID CERTIFICATION AND APPROVAL OF SKILLED
NURSING AND INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES
SEC. 22. (a) Section 1910 of the Social Security Act.is
4 amended to read:
5. "CERTIFICATION AND APPROVAL OF SKILLED NURSING AND
INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES
“SEC. 1910. (a) The Secretary shall make an agree8 'ment with any State which is willing and able to do so 9 whereby the State health agency, or other appropriate State
or local agencies (whichever are utilized by the Secretary 11 pursuant to section 1864 (a)) will be utilized to recommend
to him whether an institution in the State qualifies as a
13 skilled nursing facility (for purposes of section 1902 (a)
(28)) or an intermediate care facility (for purposes of sec
(b) The Secretary shall advise the State agency administering the medical assistance plan of his approval or disapproval of any institution certified to him as a qualified skilled nursing or intermediate care facility for purposes of section 1902 (a) (28) and specify for each institution the period (not to exceed twelve months) for which approval is
granted, except that the Secretary may extend that term for up to two months, where the health and safety of patients will not be jeopardized, if he finds that an extension is necessary to prevent irreparable harm to the facility or