405 IAC 1-14.6-5 - New provider; initial financial report to office; criteria for establishing initial interim rates

Current through March 30, 2022

Authority: IC 12-15-1-10; IC 12-15-21-2

Affected: IC 12-13-7-3; IC 12-15

Sec. 5.

(a) Rate requests to establish an initial interim rate for a new operation shall be filed by submitting an initial rate request to the office on or before thirty (30) days after notification of the enrollment date. Initial interim rates will be set at the sum of the average allowable cost of the median patient day for the direct care, therapy, indirect care, administrative, and eighty percent (80%) of the capital component. Before the provider's first annual rate review, the direct care component of the Medicaid initial interim rate will be adjusted retroactively to reflect changes, occurring in the first and second calendar quarters of operation, in the provider's CMI for Medicaid residents and adjusted prospectively after the second calendar quarter to reflect changes in the provider's CMI for Medicaid residents. Initial interim rates shall be effective on the:
(1) enrollment date; or
(2) date that a service is established; whichever is later. In determining the initial rate, limitations and restrictions otherwise outlined in this rule shall apply.
(b) Before the first annual rate review, the rate will be adjusted effective on each calendar quarter under section 6(d) of this rule to account for changes in the provider's CMI for Medicaid residents. A provider will not receive a change in the medians for calculating its reimbursement rate until its first annual rate review, which shall coincide with the provider's first fiscal year end that occurs after the initial interim rate effective date in which the provider has a minimum of six (6) months of actual historical data.
(c) In conjunction with establishing an initial interim rate, a new operation shall submit a Nursing Facility Quality Assessment Form that contains projected patient census data from the first day of operation through the provider's first fiscal year end with a minimum of six (6) months of actual historical data. Following completion of the provider's first fiscal year end with a minimum of six (6) months of actual historical data, the provider shall submit a Nursing Facility Quality Assessment Form reporting actual patient census data covering the period from the first day of operation until the provider's first fiscal year end with a minimum of six (6) months of actual historical data. This form shall be submitted to the office not later than the last day of the fifth calendar month after the close of the provider's reporting year. Failure to submit a Nursing Facility Quality Assessment Form shall result in the actions specified at section 4(e) of this rule. This form will not be required after the quality assessment expires.
(d) In the event of a change in nursing facility provider ownership, ownership structure (including mergers, exchange of stock, etc.), provider, operator, lessor/lessee, or any change in control, the new provider shall submit a completed Checklist of Management Representations Concerning Change in Ownership to the office within thirty (30) days following the date the Checklist of Management Representations request is sent to the provider. The completed checklist shall include all supporting documentation. No Medicaid rate adjustments for the nursing facility shall be performed until the completed checklist is submitted to the office. If the completed Checklist of Management Representations has not been submitted within ninety (90) days following the date the Checklist of Management Representations request is sent to the provider, the Medicaid rate currently being paid to the provider shall be reduced by ten percent (10%), effective on the first day of the month following the end of the ninety (90) day period. The penalty shall remain until the first day of the month after the completed Checklist of Management Representations is received by the office. Reimbursement lost because of the penalty cannot be recovered by the provider.
(e) For a new operation, the interim quality assessment and Medicaid rate add-on shall be based on projected patient days. A retroactive settlement of the quality assessment and Medicaid rate add-on will be determined, based on actual patient days, for the time period from the first day of operation until the first annual rate effective date associated with the provider's first fiscal year end with a minimum of six (6) months of actual historical data.

Notes

405 IAC 1-14.6-5
Office of the Secretary of Family and Social Services; 405 IAC 1-14.6-5; filed Aug 12, 1998, 2:27p.m.: 22 IR 73, eff Oct 1, 1998; filed Mar 2, 1999, 4:42 p.m.: 22 IR 2242; readopted filed Jun 27, 2001, 9:40 a.m.: 24 IR 3822; filed Mar 18, 2002, 3:30p.m.: 25 IR 2467; filed Apr 24, 2006, 3:30p.m.: 29 IR 2978; readopted filed Sep 19, 2007, 12:16 p.m.: 20071010-IR-405070311RFA; readopted filed Oct 28, 2013, 3:18 p.m.: 20131127-IR- 405130241RFA Filed 4/29/2015, 3:38 p.m.: 20150527-IR-405150034FRA Filed 8/1/2016, 3:44 p.m.: 20160831-IR-405150418FRA

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