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(a)(1) Notwithstanding any other law, for dates of service on or after August 1, 2016, payments to intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled that are licensed pursuant to subdivision (e), (g), or (h) of Section 1250 of the Health and Safety Code, and to facilities providing continuous skilled nursing care to developmentally disabled individuals pursuant to the pilot project established by Section 14132.20, as determined by the applicable methodology for setting reimbursement rates for those facilities, shall be the reimbursement rates that were applicable to those facilities in the 2008-09 rate year, increased by 3.7 percent. Payments to the facilities pursuant to this section shall also include the projected cost of complying with new state or federal mandates to the extent applicable to the reimbursement methodology associated with the type of facility.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) and Sections 14105.191 and 14105.192, and for dates of service on or after August 1, 2021, the reimbursement rates for intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled and facilities providing continuous skilled nursing care to developmentally disabled individuals pursuant to Section 14132.20 shall be determined without applying to that rate any reduction, limitation, or increase, including the 3.7-percent increase, specified in paragraph (1), as described in this section or Sections 14105.191 and 14105.192.
(b)(1) For dates of service on or after August 1, 2021, and for each rate year thereafter, the department shall calculate and publish the reimbursement rates, as specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a), plus the projected cost of complying with new state or federal mandates.
(2) For the 2021-22 fiscal year, and for each fiscal year thereafter, the reimbursement rates for intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled or facilities providing continuous skilled nursing care to developmentally disabled individuals pursuant to Section 14132.20, or both, shall account for, and be inclusive of, supplemental payments, as described under the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016, or Proposition 56, if the Budget Act of that fiscal year appropriates funds from the Healthcare Treatment Fund, as established pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 30130.55 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, to the department to make those supplemental payments to these facilities.
(3) For dates of service on or after August 1, 2021, to July 31, 2022, inclusive, the reimbursement rate established for an intermediate care facility for the developmentally disabled or a facility providing continuous skilled nursing care to developmentally disabled individuals pursuant to Section 14132.20 shall be the greater of that facility's reimbursement rate established pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2), or the approved Medi-Cal State Plan reimbursement rate, inclusive of the temporary increased Medicaid payments associated with the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, plus the Proposition 56 supplemental payment amount, in effect for that facility on July 31, 2021.
(c) In implementing this section, the department shall seek any federal approvals it deems necessary. This section shall be implemented only to the extent that any necessary federal approvals are obtained and federal financial participation is available and is not otherwise jeopardized.
(d) Notwithstanding the rulemaking provisions of Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, the department may implement this section, in whole or in part, by means of provider bulletins or other similar instructions, without taking regulatory action.
(e)(1) The department may modify any methodology or provision specified in this section to the extent it deems necessary to meet the requirements of federal law or regulations, to obtain or maintain federal approval, or to ensure federal financial participation is available or is not otherwise jeopardized, only if that modification does not violate the spirit, purposes, and intent of this section.
(2) If the department determines that a modification is necessary pursuant to paragraph (1), the department shall consult with affected providers and stakeholders to the extent practicable.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - California Code, Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC § 14105.075 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ca/welfare-and-institutions-code/wic-sect-14105-075/
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