Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-85.7 - Psychiatric hospital reimbursement

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 20, April 6, 2022

(1) Reimbursement formula. Acute care in psychiatric hospitals shall be reimbursed on a per diem rate based on Medicare principles.
a. The reimbursement principles follow and comply with the retrospective Principles of Medicare reimbursement found in Title 18 of the Social Security Act and amendments to that Act, Medicare regulations found in the Health Insurance Regulation Manual (HIRM-1), and General Instructions-Health Insurance Manual sections 10, 11, 12 and 15 when applicable.
b. Allowable costs are those defined as allowable in 42 CFR, Subpart A, Sections 413.5 and 413.9, as amended to December 2, 1996, and 42 CFR 447.250 as amended to September 23, 1992. Only those costs are considered in calculating the Medicaid inpatient reimbursement.
c. Medicare and Medicaid principles of reimbursement require hospitals to be paid at the lower of customary charges or reasonable cost and to adhere to all Medicare cost principles in the calculation of the facility rates.
d. Payment for inpatient hospital care for recipients for whom the PRO has determined that the level of care that is medically necessary is only that of skilled care or nursing care will be made at a rate equal to the statewide average Medicaid skilled nursing facility rate or the average state nursing facility rate. Periodic PRO determinations of the need for continuing care are also required.
e. Each participating Medicaid provider shall file a CMS 2552 Medicare Cost Report or a substitute accepted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In addition, supplemental information sheets are furnished to all Medicaid providers to be filed with the annual cost report. This report must be filed with the Iowa Medicaid enterprise provider audits and rate-setting unit for Iowa within 150 days after the close of the hospital's fiscal year.
f. Compensation for a disproportionate share of indigent patients is determined as described in 441-subrule 79.1(5).
g. Medicaid reimbursement shall be reduced by any payments from a third party toward the cost of a patient's care.
(2) Medical necessity. The medical necessity of admission and continued stay will be determined by the PRO. Payment shall not be made for admissions which are determined not to be medically necessary nor will payment be approved for stays beyond the time at which inpatient specialized hospital care at the acute level has been determined not to be medically necessary.
(3) Reserve bed day payment. No reserve bed day payments are made to acute care psychiatric hospitals.
(4) Outpatient services. No coverage is available for outpatient psychiatric hospital services.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-85.7

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