(305 ILCS 5/5-5.03)
Trauma center adjustment.
(a) For inpatient admissions on or after October 1, 1992 for trauma
injuries as defined in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act, in
addition to any other payments made under this Code, the Illinois Department
shall make adjustment payments, in an amount calculated under subsection (b) of
this Section, to hospitals located in the State of Illinois that are recognized
as Level I trauma centers (adult or pediatric) and to certain Level II trauma
centers as determined by the Illinois Department.
(b) Trauma center adjustment calculation.
(1) The funds used to make trauma center adjustment
payments to qualifying trauma centers shall consist of:
(A) At least 50% of the amount of moneys
deposited each State fiscal year into the Trauma Center Fund created in the State treasury; and
(B) All federal matching funds received by the
Illinois Department as a result of expenditures made by the Illinois Department as required by this Section.
(2) The trauma center adjustment payments shall be
made to qualifying trauma centers on a quarterly basis. In determining the payment methodology for trauma center adjustment payments, the Illinois Department shall divide the available funds from the Trauma Center Fund for each quarter by the total number of the Medicaid trauma admissions as determined by the Illinois Department for the same quarter of the Trauma Center base year. The result of that calculation shall be the amount of the quarterly trauma center adjustment payment to be paid to qualifying trauma centers.
(3) Disbursements from the Trauma Center Fund shall
be by warrants drawn by the State Comptroller upon receipt of vouchers duly executed and certified by the Illinois Department.
(4) Trauma center adjustment payments shall not be
treated as payments for hospital services under Title XIX of the Social Security Act for purposes of the calculation of the intergovernmental transfer provided for in Section 15-3(a) of the Code.
(c) Definitions. As used in this Section, unless the context requires
"Trauma center adjustment year" means, beginning October 1, 1992, the 12
month period beginning on October 1 of the year and ending September 30 of
the following year.
"Trauma center base year" means State Fiscal Year 1991 for trauma center
adjustment payments calculated for the October 1, 1992 trauma center
adjustment year, State Fiscal Year 1992 for trauma center adjustment payments
calculated for the October 1, 1993 trauma center adjustment year, and so on
for each succeeding State Fiscal Year for trauma center adjustment payments
calculated for the trauma center adjustment year beginning October 1 of
that State Fiscal Year.
(Source: P.A. 87-1229.)