TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHCARE AND FAMILY SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER d: MEDICAL PROGRAMS
PART 148 HOSPITAL SERVICES
SECTION 148.122 MEDICAID PERCENTAGE ADJUSTMENTS


 

Section 148.122  Medicaid Percentage Adjustments

 

Effective for dates of service on or after July 1, 2014, the Department shall make an annual determination of those hospitals qualified for adjustments under this Section effective October 1 of each year unless otherwise noted.

 

a)         Qualified Medicaid Percentage Hospitals.  The Department shall make adjustment payments to hospitals that are deemed as a Medicaid percentage hospital by the Department.  A hospital, except those that are owned or operated by a unit of government, may qualify for a Medicaid Percentage Adjustment in one of the following ways:

 

1)         The hospital's Medicaid inpatient utilization rate (MIUR), as defined in Section 148.120(i)(4), is at least one-half standard deviation above the mean Medicaid utilization rate, as defined in Section 148.120(i)(3).

 

2)         The hospital's low income utilization rate, as defined in Section 148.120(i)(6), exceeds 25 per centum.

 

3)         Illinois hospitals that, on July 1, 1991, had an MIUR, as defined in Section 148.120(i)(4), that was at least the mean Medicaid inpatient utilization rate, as defined in Section 148.120(i)(3), and that were located in a planning area with one-third or fewer excess beds as determined by the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board (77 Ill. Adm. Code 1100), and that, as of June 30, 1992, were located in a federally designated Health Manpower Shortage Area (42 CFR 5 (1989)).

 

4)         Illinois hospitals that meet the following criteria:

 

A)        Have an MIUR, as defined in Section 148.120(i)(4), that is at least the mean Medicaid inpatient utilization rate, as defined in Section 148.120(i)(3).

 

B)        Have a Medicaid obstetrical inpatient utilization rate, as defined in subsection (g)(3), that is at least one standard deviation above the mean Medicaid obstetrical inpatient utilization rate, as defined in subsection (g)(2).

 

5)         Any children's hospital, as defined in Section 148.25(d)(3).

 

6)         Out of state hospitals meeting the criteria in Section 148.120(e).

 

b)         In making the determination described in subsections (a)(1) and (a)(4)(A), the Department shall utilize the data described in Section 148.120(c) and received in compliance with Section 148.120(f).

 

c)         Hospitals that qualified as a Medicaid Percentage Adjustment hospital under subsection (a)(2) for the Medicaid percentage determination year beginning October 1, 2013 may apply annually to become qualified under subsection (a)(2) by submitting audited certified financial statements as described in Section 148.120(d) and received in compliance with Section 148.120(f).

 

d)         Medicaid Percentage Adjustments.  The adjustment payments required by subsection (a) of this Section for qualified hospitals shall be calculated annually as follows for hospitals defined in Section 148.25(b)(1), excluding hospitals defined in Section 148.25(a).

 

1)         The payment adjustment shall be calculated based upon the hospital's MIUR, as defined in Section 148.120(i)(4), and subject to subsection (e) of this Section, as follows:

 

A)        Hospitals with an MIUR below the mean Medicaid inpatient utilization rate shall receive a payment adjustment of $25;

 

B)        Hospitals with an MIUR that is equal to or greater than the mean Medicaid inpatient utilization rate but less than one standard deviation above the mean Medicaid inpatient utilization rate shall receive a payment adjustment of $25 plus $1 for each one percent that the hospital's MIUR exceeds the mean Medicaid inpatient utilization rate;

 

C)        Hospitals with an MIUR that is equal to or greater than one standard deviation above the mean Medicaid inpatient utilization rate but less than 1.5 standard deviations above the mean Medicaid inpatient utilization rate shall receive a payment adjustment of $40 plus $7 for each one percent that the hospital's MIUR exceeds one standard deviation above the mean Medicaid inpatient utilization rate; and

 

D)        Hospitals with an MIUR that is equal to or greater than 1.5 standard deviations above the mean Medicaid inpatient utilization rate shall receive a payment adjustment of $90 plus $2 for each one percent that the hospital's MIUR exceeds 1.5 standard deviations above the mean Medicaid inpatient utilization rate.

 

2)         The Medicaid Percentage Adjustment payment, calculated in accordance with this subsection (d), to a hospital shall not exceed $155 per day for a children's hospital, as defined in Section 148.25(d)(3), and shall not exceed $215 per day for all other hospitals.

 

3)         The amount calculated pursuant to subsections (d)(1) through (d)(2) of this Section shall be adjusted by the aggregate annual increase in the national hospital market basket price proxies (DRI) hospital cost index from DSH determination year 1993, as defined in Section 148.120(i)(2), through DSH determination year 2003 and annually thereafter, by a percentage equal to the lesser of:

 

A)        The increase in the national hospital market basket price proxies (DRI) hospital cost index for the most recent 12 month period for which data are available; or

 

B)        The percentage increase in the Statewide average hospital payment rate, over the previous year's Statewide average hospital payment rate.

 

4)         The amount calculated pursuant to subsections (d)(1) through (d)(3) shall be the inpatient payment adjustment in dollars for the applicable Medicaid percentage determination year. The adjustments calculated under subsections (d)(1) through (d)(3) shall be paid on a per diem basis and shall be applied to each covered day of care provided.

 

e)         Inpatient Adjustor for Children's Hospitals.  For a children's hospital, as defined in Section 148.25(d)(3), the payment adjustment calculated under subsection (d)(1) shall be multiplied by 2.0.

 

f)         Medicaid Percentage Adjustment Limitations.

 

1)         In addition, to be deemed a Medicaid Percentage Adjustment hospital, a hospital must provide to the Department, in writing, the names of at least two obstetricians with staff privileges at the hospital who have agreed to provide obstetric services to individuals entitled to such services under a State Medicaid plan.  In the case of a hospital located in a rural area (that is, an area outside of a Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the federal Executive Office of Management and Budget), the term "obstetrician" includes any physician with staff privileges to perform non-emergency obstetric procedures at the hospital.  This requirement does not apply to a hospital in which the inpatients are predominantly individuals under 18 years of age, or does not offer non-emergency obstetric services as of December 22, 1987.  Hospitals that do not offer non-emergency obstetrics to the general public, with the exception of those hospitals described in Section 148.25(d), must submit a statement to that effect.

 

2)         Hospitals that qualify for Medicaid Percentage Adjustments under this Section shall not be eligible for the total Medicaid Percentage Adjustment if, during the Medicaid Percentage Adjustment determination year, the hospital discontinues provision of non-emergency obstetrical care.  The provisions of this subsection (f)(2) shall not apply to those hospitals described in Section 148.25(d) or those hospitals that have not offered non-emergency obstetrical services as of December 22, 1987.  In this instance, the adjustments calculated under subsection (d) shall cease to be effective on the date that the hospital discontinued the provision of non-emergency obstetrical care.

 

3)         Appeals based upon a hospital's ineligibility for Medicaid Percentage payment adjustments, or their payment adjustment amounts, in accordance with Section 148.310(b), that result in a change in a hospital's eligibility for Medicaid Percentage payment adjustments or a change in a hospital's payment adjustment amounts, shall not affect the Medicaid Percentage status of any other hospital or the payment adjustment amount of any other hospital that has received notification from the Department of its eligibility for Medicaid Percentage payment adjustments based upon the requirements of this Section.

 

4)         Medicaid Inpatient Utilization Rate Limit.  Hospitals that qualify for Medicaid percentage payment adjustments under this Section shall not be eligible for Medicaid percentage payment adjustments if the hospital's MIUR, as defined in Section 148.120(i)(4), is less than one percent.

 

g)         Inpatient Payment Adjustment Definitions.  The definitions of terms used with reference to calculation of Inpatient Payment Adjustments are as follows:

 

1)         "Medicaid Percentage determination year" has the same meaning as the DSH determination year defined in Section 148.120(i)(2).

 

2)         "Mean Medicaid obstetrical inpatient utilization rate" means a fraction, the numerator of which is the total Medicaid (Title XIX) obstetrical inpatient days, as defined in subsection (g)(4), provided by all Medicaid-participating Illinois hospitals providing obstetrical services to patients who, for such days, were eligible for Medicaid under Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act (42 USC 1396a), and the denominator of which is the total Medicaid inpatient days, as defined in subsection (g)(6), for all such hospitals.  That information shall be derived from claims for applicable services provided in the Medicaid obstetrical inpatient utilization rate base year that were subsequently adjudicated by the Department through the last day of June preceding the Medicaid percentage determination year and contained within the Department's paid claims data base.

 

3)         "Medicaid obstetrical inpatient utilization rate" means a fraction, the numerator of which is the Medicaid (Title XIX) obstetrical inpatient days, as defined in subsection (g)(4), provided by a Medicaid-participating Illinois hospital providing obstetrical services to patients who, for such days, were eligible for Medicaid under Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act (42 USC 1396a), and the denominator of which is the total Medicaid (Title XIX) inpatient days, as defined in subsection (g)(6), provided by such hospital.  This information shall be derived from claims for applicable services provided in the Medicaid obstetrical inpatient utilization rate base year that were subsequently adjudicated by the Department through the last day of June preceding the Medicaid Percentage determination year and contained within the Department's paid claims data base.

 

4)         "Medicaid (Title XIX) obstetrical inpatient days" means hospital inpatient days that were subsequently adjudicated by the Department through the last day of June preceding the Medicaid Percentage Adjustment determination year and contained within the Department's paid claims data base, for recipients of medical assistance under Title XIX of the Social Security Act (specifically excluding Medicare/Medicaid crossover claims), with a Diagnosis Related Grouping (DRG) of:

 

A)        370 through 375 for claims adjudicated before July 1, 2014; or

 

B)        540, 541, 542 or 560 for claims adjudicated on or after July 1, 2014.

 

5)         "Total Medicaid (Title XIX) inpatient days", as referred to in subsections (g)(2) and (g)(3), means hospital inpatient days, excluding days for normal newborns, that were subsequently adjudicated by the Department through the last day of June preceding the Medicaid Percentage determination year and contained within the Department's paid claims data base, for recipients of medical assistance under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, and specifically excludes Medicare/Medicaid crossover claims.

 

7)         "Medicaid obstetrical inpatient utilization rate base year" means, for example, fiscal year 2002 for the October 1, 2003, Medicaid Percentage Adjustment determination year; fiscal year 2003 for the October 1, 2004, Medicaid Percentage Adjustment determination year; etc.

 

8)         "Obstetric services" shall at a minimum include non-emergency inpatient deliveries in the hospital.

 

(Source:  Amended at 38 Ill. Reg. 15165, effective July 2, 2014)