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Alabama Code Title 17. Elections § 17-5-2

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(a)?The rates paid by the state to community health centers and freestanding medical clinics participating in the Medicaid program may be adjusted annually on the basis of the cost reports submitted to the Commissioner of Social Services, except that rates effective July 1, 1989, shall remain in effect through June 30, 1990. ?The Department of Social Services may develop an alternative payment methodology to replace the encounter-based reimbursement system. ?Such methodology shall be approved by the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies. ?Until such methodology is implemented, the Department of Social Services shall distribute supplemental funding, within available appropriations, to federally qualified health centers based on cost, volume and quality measures as determined by the Commissioner of Social Services. ?(1) Beginning with the one-year rate period commencing on October 1, 2012, and annually thereafter, the Commissioner of Social Services may add to a community health center's rates, if applicable, a capital cost rate adjustment that is equivalent to the center's actual or projected year-to-year increase in total allowable depreciation and interest expenses associated with major capital projects divided by the projected service visit volume. ?For the purposes of this subsection, ?capital costs? means expenditures for land or building purchases, fixed assets, movable equipment, capitalized financing fees and capitalized construction period interest and ?major capital projects? means projects with costs exceeding two million dollars. ?The commissioner may revise such capital cost rate adjustment retroactively based on actual allowable depreciation and interest expenses or actual service visit volume for the rate period. ?(2) The commissioner shall establish separate capital cost rate adjustments for each Medicaid service provided by a center. ?(3) The commissioner shall not grant a capital cost rate adjustment to a community health center for any depreciation or interest expenses associated with capital costs that were disapproved by the federal Department of Health and Human Services or another federal or state government agency with capital expenditure approval authority related to health care services. ?(4) The commissioner may allow actual debt service in lieu of allowable depreciation and interest expenses associated with capital items funded with a debt obligation, provided debt service amounts are deemed reasonable in consideration of the interest rate and other loan terms. ?(5) The commissioner shall implement policies and procedures necessary to carry out the provisions of this subsection while in the process of adopting such policies and procedures in regulation form, provided notice of intent to adopt such regulations is published in the Connecticut Law Journal not later than twenty days after implementation. ?Such policies and procedures shall be valid until the time final regulations are effective.

(b)?For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998, any grant awards made to a community health center or its successor for the purpose of supporting the community health center infrastructure services to the uninsured or expansion initiative projects shall be equivalent to base grant awards made in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1997, provided, if any portion of the amount is not required by a given community health center, the differential shall be distributed among all the other health centers according to their share of total funding.

(c)?For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999, any grant awards made to a community health center or its successor for the purpose of supporting the community health center infrastructure services to the uninsured or expansion initiative projects shall be equivalent to base grant awards made in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1997, provided, if any portion of the amount is not required by a given community health center, the differential shall be distributed among all the other health centers according to their share of total funding.

(d)?For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, any grant awards made to a community health center or its successor for the purpose of supporting the community health center infrastructure services to the uninsured or expansion initiative projects shall be equivalent to base grant awards made in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999, provided, if any portion of the amount is not required by a given community health center, the differential shall be distributed among all the other health centers according to their share of total funding.

(e)?For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, any grant awards made to a community health center or its successor for the purpose of supporting the community health center infrastructure services to the uninsured or expansion initiative projects shall be equivalent to base grant awards made in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999, provided, if any portion of the amount is not required by a given community health center, the differential shall be distributed among all the other health centers according to their share of total funding.

(f)?For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, any grant awards made to a community health center or its successor for the purpose of supporting the community health center infrastructure services to the uninsured or expansion initiative projects shall be in the same proportion to its grant award made in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, as the total appropriation for such grant awards for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, is to the total appropriation for such grant awards for the prior fiscal year, provided, if any portion of the amount is not required by a given community health center, the differential shall be distributed among all the other health centers according to their share of total funding.

(g)?For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2003, any grant awards made to a community health center or its successor for the purpose of supporting the community health center infrastructure services to the uninsured or expansion initiative projects shall be in the same proportion to its grant award made in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, as the total appropriation for such grant awards for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2003, is to the total appropriation for such grant awards for the prior fiscal year, provided, if any portion of the amount is not required by a given community health center, the differential shall be distributed among all the other health centers according to their share of total funding.

(h)?For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, any grant awards made to a community health center or its successor for the purpose of supporting the community health center infrastructure services to the uninsured or expansion initiative projects shall be in the same proportion to its grant award made in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2003, as the total appropriation for such grant awards for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, is to the total appropriation for such grant awards for the prior fiscal year, provided, if any portion of the amount is not required by a given community health center, the differential shall be distributed among all the other health centers according to their share of total funding.

(i)?For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, any grant awards made to a community health center or its successor for the purpose of supporting the community health center infrastructure services to the uninsured or expansion initiative projects shall be in the same proportion to its grant award made in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, as the total appropriation for such grant awards for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, is to the total appropriation for such grant awards for the prior fiscal year, provided, if any portion of the amount is not required by a given community health center, the differential shall be distributed among all the other health centers according to their share of total funding.

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