applicable hospital

(E)In this paragraph, the term “applicable hospital” means a hospital— (i)that is located in a county in which the percentage increase in the population during the most recent 5-year period (as of the date of the application under subparagraph (A)) is at least 150 percent of the percentage increase in the population growth of the State in which the hospital is located during that period, as estimated by Bureau of the Census; (ii)whose annual percent of total inpatient admissions that represent inpatient admissions under the program under subchapter XIX is equal to or greater than the average percent with respect to such admissions for all hospitals located in the county in which the hospital is located; (iii)that does not discriminate against beneficiaries of Federal health care programs and does not permit physicians practicing at the hospital to discriminate against such beneficiaries; (iv)that is located in a State in which the average bed capacity in the State is less than the national average bed capacity; and (v)that has an average bed occupancy rate that is greater than the average bed occupancy rate in the State in which the hospital is located. (F)A high Medicaid facility described in this subparagraph is a hospital that— (i)is not the sole hospital in a county; (ii)with respect to each of the 3 most recent years for which data are available, has an annual percent of total inpatient admissions that represent inpatient admissions under subchapter XIX that is estimated to be greater than such percent with respect to such admissions for any other hospital located in the county in which the hospital is located; and (iii)meets the conditions described in subparagraph (E)(iii).

Source

42 USC § 1395nn(i)(3)(E)


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