Bill Text: AZ HB2905 | 2020 | Fifty-fourth Legislature 2nd Regular | Engrossed


Bill Title: Health; budget reconciliation; 2020-2021

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-03-23 - House Committee of the Whole action: Do Pass [HB2905 Detail]

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health; budget reconciliation; 2020-2021

 

 

 

 

State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fifty-fourth Legislature

Second Regular Session

2020

 

 

 

HOUSE BILL 2905

 

 

 

AN ACT

 

Appropriating monies; relating to health budget reconciliation.

 

 

(TEXT OF BILL BEGINS ON NEXT PAGE)

 


Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  ALTCS; county contributions; fiscal year 2020-2021

A.  Notwithstanding section 11-292, Arizona Revised Statutes, county contributions for the Arizona long-term care system for fiscal year 2020‑2021 are as follows:

1.  Apache                                   $    696,200

2.  Cochise                                  $  5,181,000

3.  Coconino                                 $  2,090,300

4.  Gila                                     $  2,519,200

5.  Graham                                   $  1,745,100

6.  Greenlee                                 $      3,900

7.  La Paz                                   $    716,100

8.  Maricopa                                 $196,891,500

9.  Mohave                                   $  9,763,200

10.  Navajo                                   $  2,881,800

11.  Pima                                     $ 47,415,800

12.  Pinal                                    $ 14,431,100

13.  Santa Cruz                               $  2,402,000

14.  Yavapai                                  $  9,074,300

15.  Yuma                                     $ 10,060,500

B.  If the overall cost for the Arizona long-term care system exceeds the amount specified in the general appropriations act for fiscal year 2020‑2021, the state treasurer shall collect from the counties the difference between the amount specified in subsection A of this section and the counties' share of the state's actual contribution.  The counties' share of the state's contribution must comply with any federal maintenance of effort requirements.  The director of the Arizona health care cost containment system administration shall notify the state treasurer of the counties' share of the state's contribution and report the amount to the director of the joint legislative budget committee.  The state treasurer shall withhold from any other monies payable to a county from whatever state funding source is available an amount necessary to fulfill that county's requirement specified in this subsection.  The state treasurer may not withhold distributions from the Arizona highway user revenue fund pursuant to title 28, chapter 18, article 2, Arizona Revised Statutes.  The state treasurer shall deposit the amounts withheld pursuant to this subsection and amounts paid pursuant to subsection A of this section in the long-term care system fund established by section 36-2913, Arizona Revised Statutes.

Sec. 2.  AHCCCS; disproportionate share payments; fiscal year 2020‑2021

A.  Disproportionate share payments for fiscal year 2020-2021 made pursuant to section 36-2903.01, subsection O, Arizona Revised Statutes, include:

1.  $113,818,500 for a qualifying nonstate operated public hospital.  The Maricopa county special health care district shall provide a certified public expense form for the amount of qualifying disproportionate share hospital expenditures made on behalf of this state to the Arizona health care cost containment system administration on or before May 1, 2021 for all state plan years as required by the Arizona health care cost containment system section 1115 waiver standard terms and conditions.  The administration shall assist the district in determining the amount of qualifying disproportionate share hospital expenditures.  Once the administration files a claim with the federal government and receives federal financial participation based on the amount certified by the Maricopa county special health care district, if the certification is equal to or less than $113,818,500 and the administration determines that the revised amount is correct pursuant to the methodology used by the administration pursuant to section 36-2903.01, Arizona Revised Statutes, the administration shall notify the governor, the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives, shall distribute $4,202,300 to the Maricopa county special health care district and shall deposit the balance of the federal financial participation in the state general fund.  If the certification provided is for an amount less than $113,818,500 and the administration determines that the revised amount is not correct pursuant to the methodology used by the administration pursuant to section 36-2903.01, Arizona Revised Statutes, the administration shall notify the governor, the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives and shall deposit the total amount of the federal financial participation in the state general fund.  If the certification provided is for an amount greater than $113,818,500, the administration shall distribute $4,202,300 to the Maricopa county special health care district and shall deposit $75,812,100 of the federal financial participation in the state general fund.  The administration may make additional disproportionate share hospital payments to the Maricopa county special health care district pursuant to section 36‑2903.01, subsection P, Arizona Revised Statutes, and subsection B of this section.

2.  $28,474,900 for the Arizona state hospital.  The Arizona state hospital shall provide a certified public expense form for the amount of qualifying disproportionate share hospital expenditures made on behalf of this state to the administration on or before March 31, 2021.  The administration shall assist the Arizona state hospital in determining the amount of qualifying disproportionate share hospital expenditures.  Once the administration files a claim with the federal government and receives federal financial participation based on the amount certified by the Arizona state hospital, the administration shall deposit the entire amount of federal financial participation in the state general fund.  If the certification provided is for an amount less than $28,474,900, the administration shall notify the governor, the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives and shall deposit the entire amount of federal financial participation in the state general fund.  The certified public expense form provided by the Arizona state hospital must contain both the total amount of qualifying disproportionate share hospital expenditures and the amount limited by section 1923(g) of the social security act.

3.  $884,800 for private qualifying disproportionate share hospitals.  The Arizona health care cost containment system administration shall make payments to hospitals consistent with this appropriation and the terms of the section 1115 waiver, but payments are limited to those hospitals that either:

(a)  Meet the mandatory definition of disproportionate share qualifying hospitals under section 1923 of the social security act.

(b)  Are located in Yuma county and contain at least three hundred beds.

B.  After the distributions made pursuant to subsection A of this section, the allocations of disproportionate share hospital payments made pursuant to section 36‑2903.01, subsection P, Arizona Revised Statutes, shall be made available first to qualifying private hospitals located outside the Phoenix metropolitan statistical area and the Tucson metropolitan statistical area before being made available to qualifying hospitals within the Phoenix metropolitan statistical area and the Tucson metropolitan statistical area.

Sec. 3.  AHCCCS transfer; counties; federal monies; fiscal year 2020‑2021

On or before December 31, 2021, notwithstanding any other law, for fiscal year 2020‑2021 the Arizona health care cost containment system administration shall transfer to the counties the portion, if any, as may be necessary to comply with section 10201(c)(6) of the patient protection and affordable care act (P.L. 111‑148), regarding the counties' proportional share of this state's contribution.

Sec. 4.  County acute care contributions; fiscal year 2020‑2021

A.  Notwithstanding section 11-292, Arizona Revised Statutes, for fiscal year 2020-2021 for the provision of hospitalization and medical care, the counties shall contribute the following amounts:

1.  Apache                                   $   268,800

2.  Cochise                                  $ 2,214,800

3.  Coconino                                 $   742,900

4.  Gila                                     $ 1,413,200

5.  Graham                                   $   536,200

6.  Greenlee                                 $   190,700

7.  La Paz                                   $   212,100

8.  Maricopa                                 $17,788,700

9.  Mohave                                   $ 1,237,700

10.  Navajo                                   $   310,800

11.  Pima                                     $14,951,800

12.  Pinal                                    $ 2,715,600

13.  Santa Cruz                               $   482,800

14.  Yavapai                                  $ 1,427,800

15.  Yuma                                     $ 1,325,100

B.  If a county does not provide funding as specified in subsection A of this section, the state treasurer shall subtract the amount owed by the county to the Arizona health care cost containment system fund and the long‑term care system fund established by section 36-2913, Arizona Revised Statutes, from any payments required to be made by the state treasurer to that county pursuant to section 42-5029, subsection D, paragraph 2, Arizona Revised Statutes, plus interest on that amount pursuant to section 44-1201, Arizona Revised Statutes, retroactive to the first day the funding was due.  If the monies the state treasurer withholds are insufficient to meet that county's funding requirements as specified in subsection A of this section, the state treasurer shall withhold from any other monies payable to that county from whatever state funding source is available an amount necessary to fulfill that county's requirement.  The state treasurer may not withhold distributions from the Arizona highway user revenue fund pursuant to title 28, chapter 18, article 2, Arizona Revised Statutes.

C.  Payment of an amount equal to one-twelfth of the total amount determined pursuant to subsection A of this section shall be made to the state treasurer on or before the fifth day of each month.  On request from the director of the Arizona health care cost containment system administration, the state treasurer shall require that up to three months' payments be made in advance, if necessary.

D.  The state treasurer shall deposit the amounts paid pursuant to subsection C of this section and amounts withheld pursuant to subsection B of this section in the Arizona health care cost containment system fund and the long-term care system fund established by section 36-2913, Arizona Revised Statutes.

E.  If payments made pursuant to subsection C of this section exceed the amount required to meet the costs incurred by the Arizona health care cost containment system for the hospitalization and medical care of those persons defined as an eligible person pursuant to section 36-2901, paragraph 6, subdivisions (a), (b) and (c), Arizona Revised Statutes, the director of the Arizona health care cost containment system administration may instruct the state treasurer either to reduce remaining payments to be paid pursuant to this section by a specified amount or to provide to the counties specified amounts from the Arizona health care cost containment system fund and the long-term care system fund established by section 36‑2913, Arizona Revised Statutes.

F.  The legislature intends that the Maricopa county contribution pursuant to subsection A of this section be reduced in each subsequent year according to the changes in the GDP price deflator.  For the purposes of this subsection, "GDP price deflator" has the same meaning prescribed in section 41-563, Arizona Revised Statutes.

Sec. 5.  Proposition 204 administration; exclusion; county expenditure limitations

County contributions for the administrative costs of implementing sections 36-2901.01 and 36-2901.04, Arizona Revised Statutes, that are made pursuant to section 11-292, subsection O, Arizona Revised Statutes, are excluded from the county expenditure limitations.

Sec. 6.  Competency restoration; exclusion; county expenditure limitation

County contributions made pursuant to section 13‑4512, Arizona Revised Statutes, are excluded from the county expenditure limitations.

Sec. 7.  AHCCCS; risk contingency rate setting

Notwithstanding any other law, for the contract year beginning October 1, 2020 and ending September 30, 2021, the Arizona health care cost containment system administration may continue the risk contingency rate setting for all managed care organizations and the funding for all managed care organizations administrative funding levels that were imposed  for the contract year beginning October 1, 2010 and ending September 30, 2011.

Sec. 8.  Department of health services; fees; increase; intent; rulemaking exemption

A.  Notwithstanding any other law, the director of the department of health services may increase fees in fiscal year 2020‑2021 for services provided by the bureau of radiation control in fiscal year 2020‑2021.

B.  The legislature intends that the revenue generated by the fees collected pursuant to subsection A of this section not exceed $1,900,000.

C.  The department of health services shall deposit monies received from any fees increased pursuant to subsection A of this section in the health services licensing fund established by section 36‑414, Arizona Revised Statutes.

D.  The department of health services is exempt from the rulemaking requirements of title 41, chapter 6, Arizona Revised Statutes, until July 1, 2021 for the purpose of increasing fees pursuant to this section.

Sec. 9.  Health services lottery monies fund; use; fiscal year 2020-2021

Notwithstanding sections 5‑572 and 36‑108.01, Arizona Revised Statutes, monies in the health services lottery monies fund established by section 36‑108.01, Arizona Revised Statutes, may be used for the purposes specified in the fiscal year 2020‑2021 general appropriations act.

Sec. 10.  Intent; implementation of program

The legislature intends that for fiscal year 2020‑2021 the Arizona health care cost containment system administration implement a program within the available appropriation.

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