Bill Text: VA HB1639 | 2019 | Regular Session | Prefiled


Bill Title: Medical Assistance Services, Department of; payment for certain services to hospice patients.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-11-21 - Referred to Committee on Appropriations [HB1639 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-HB1639-Prefiled.html
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HOUSE BILL NO. 1639
Offered January 9, 2019
Prefiled November 21, 2018
A BILL to require the Department of Medical Assistance Services to implement a process for payments for certain services to hospice patients.
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Patron-- Head
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Committee Referral Pending
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. §1. That the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall, to the extent permitted by federal law, implement a process for payment of the nursing facility or ICF/MR share of payments directly to the nursing facility or ICF/MR rather than to the hospice care provider for hospice services furnished to an individual who is a resident of a nursing facility or ICF/MR and who would be eligible under the Commonwealth's program of medical assistance for nursing facility services or services in an ICF/MR had he not elected hospice care. Payments made directly to a nursing facility or ICF/MR shall be the full amount that would be paid to the nursing facility or ICF/MR if the individual was not receiving hospice services, and shall not reflect any discount to such rates.

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