42 U.S. Code § 1396j - Indian Health Service facilities

(a) Eligibility for reimbursement for medical assistance
A facility of the Indian Health Service (including a hospital, nursing facility, or any other type of facility which provides services of a type otherwise covered under the State plan), whether operated by such Service or by an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as those terms are defined in section 1603 of title 25), shall be eligible for reimbursement for medical assistance provided under a State plan if and for so long as it meets all of the conditions and requirements which are applicable generally to such facilities under this subchapter.
(b) Facilities deemed to meet requirements upon submission of acceptable plan for achieving compliance
Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, a facility of the Indian Health Service (including a hospital, nursing facility, or any other type of facility which provides services of a type otherwise covered under the State plan) which does not meet all of the conditions and requirements of this title which are applicable generally to such facility, but which submits to the Secretary within six months after September 30, 1976, an acceptable plan for achieving compliance with such conditions and requirements, shall be deemed to meet such conditions and requirements (and to be eligible for reimbursement under this subchapter), without regard to the extent of its actual compliance with such conditions and requirements, during the first twelve months after the month in which such plan is submitted.
(c) Agreement to reimburse State agency for providing care and services
The Secretary is authorized to enter into agreements with the State agency for the purpose of reimbursing such agency for health care and services provided in Indian Health Service facilities to Indians who are eligible for medical assistance under the State plan.
(d) Cross reference
For provisions relating to the authority of certain Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and Alaska Native health organizations to elect to directly bill for, and receive payment for, health care services provided by a hospital or clinic of such tribes or organizations and for which payment may be made under this subchapter, see section 1645 of title 25. [1]


[1]  See References in Text note below.

Source

(Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title XIX, § 1911, as added Pub. L. 94–437, title IV, § 402(a),Sept. 30, 1976, 90 Stat. 1409; amended Pub. L. 100–203, title IV, §§ 4118(f)(1), 4211 (h)(8),Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1330–155, 1330–206; Pub. L. 100–360, title IV, § 411(k)(10)(E),July 1, 1988, 102 Stat. 796; Pub. L. 106–417, § 3(b)(2),Nov. 1, 2000, 114 Stat. 1815.)
References in Text

Section 1645 of title 25, referred to in subsec. (d), was amended generally by Pub. L. 111–148, title X, § 10221(a),Mar. 23, 2010, 124 Stat. 935, and, as so amended, no longer contains provisions relating to direct billing of medicare, medicaid, and other third party payors.
Amendments

2000—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 106–417added subsec. (d).
1988—Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 100–360, § 411(k)(10)(E), made technical correction to directory language of Pub. L. 100–203, § 4118(f)(1)(A), see 1987 Amendment note below.
1987—Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 100–203, § 4118(f)(1)(A), as amended by Pub. L. 100–360, § 411(k)(10)(E), substituted “, nursing facility, or any other type of facility which provides services of a type otherwise covered under the State plan” for “or nursing facility”.
Pub. L. 100–203, § 4211(h)(8), substituted “or nursing facility” for “, intermediate care facility, or skilled nursing facility” wherever appearing.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 100–203, § 4118(f)(1)(B), added subsec. (c).
Effective Date of 2000 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 106–417effective Oct. 1, 2000, see section 3(c) ofPub. L. 106–417, set out as a note under section 1645 of Title 25, Indians.
Effective Date of 1988 Amendment

Except as specifically provided in section 411 ofPub. L. 100–360, amendment by Pub. L. 100–360, as it relates to a provision in the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987, Pub. L. 100–203, effective as if included in the enactment of that provision in Pub. L. 100–203, see section 411(a) ofPub. L. 100–360, set out as a Reference to OBRA; Effective Date note under section 106 of Title 1, General Provisions.
Effective Date of 1987 Amendment

Pub. L. 100–203, title IV, § 4118(f)(2),Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1330–156, provided that: “The amendments made by paragraph (1) [amending this section] shall apply to health care services performed on or after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 22, 1987].”
Amendment by section 4211(h)(8) ofPub. L. 100–203applicable to nursing facility services furnished on or after Oct. 1, 1990, without regard to whether regulations implementing such amendment are promulgated by such date, except as otherwise specifically provided in section 1396r of this title, with transitional rule, see section 4214(a), (b)(2) ofPub. L. 100–203, as amended, set out as an Effective Date note under section 1396r of this title.
Agreements To Reimburse State Agency for Health Care and Services Provided by Agency to Indians

Pub. L. 94–437, title IV, § 402(b),Sept. 30, 1976, 90 Stat. 1409, which authorized Secretary to enter into agreements to reimburse State agencies for health care and services provided in Service facilities to Indians eligible for medical assistance under this subchapter, was repealed by Pub. L. 100–713, title IV, § 401(b),Nov. 23, 1988, 102 Stat. 4818, applicable to services performed on or after the Nov. 23, 1988.
Payments Into Special Fund To Improve Indian Health Service Facilities To Achieve Compliance With Conditions and Requirements

Pub. L. 94–437, title IV, § 402(c),Sept. 30, 1976, 90 Stat. 1409, as amended by Pub. L. 100–713, title IV, § 401(a),Nov. 23, 1988, 102 Stat. 4818, provided that payments to which any Indian Health Service facility was entitled by reason of this section were to be placed in a special fund of the Secretary for improvements of facilities of the Service to comply with requirements of this subchapter, required minimum funding for each service unit making collections for such facilities, and provided for section 402(c) ofPub. L. 94–437to cease to apply when Secretary determined that substantially all such facilities complied with requirements of this subchapter, prior to the general amendment of section 402 ofPub. L. 94–437by Pub. L. 102–573, title IV, § 401(b)(1),Oct. 29, 1992, 106 Stat. 4565. Similar provisions are contained in section 401(c) ofPub. L. 94–437, which is classified to section 1641 (c) of Title 25, Indians.
Medicaid Payments Not Considered in Determining Appropriations for Indian Health Care

Pub. L. 94–437, title IV, § 402(d),Sept. 30, 1976, 90 Stat. 1410, provided that any payments received for services provided recipients under this section were not to be considered in determining appropriations for the provision of health care and services to Indians, prior to the general amendment of section 402 ofPub. L. 94–437by Pub. L. 102–573, title IV, § 401(b)(1),Oct. 29, 1992, 106 Stat. 4565. Similar provisions are contained in section 401(a) ofPub. L. 94–437, which is classified to section 1641 (a) of Title 25, Indians.

 

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