957 CMR 3.03 - Acute Hospital and Ambulatory Surgical Center Assessment

Current through Register 1466, April 1, 2022

(1) General. The Center shall establish an assessment on all Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgical Centers.
(2) Calculation of the Hospital and Ambulatory Surgical Center Assessment Percentage. Using the best information available as determined by the Center, the Center shall calculate an assessment percentage for each Hospital and Ambulatory Surgical Center by dividing each entity's individual GPSR for the most recent fiscal year for which complete data was reported to the Center by the total of all such GPSR reported by all Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgical Centers.
(3) Hospital and Ambulatory Surgical Center Assessment Liability. The assessment liability for each Hospital and Ambulatory Surgical Center is the product of:
(a) the assessment percentage as defined in 957 CMR 3.03(2); and
(b) ½ of Center Expenses.
(4) Payment Process.
(a) Each Hospital and Ambulatory Surgical Center shall make a preliminary payment to the Center on October 1st of each year in an amount equal to ½ of the Hospital or Ambulatory Surgical Center's previous year's total assessment.
(b) Each Hospital and Ambulatory Surgical Center shall pay the balance of its total assessment within 30 days' notice from the Center.
(c) The Center shall, using the best information available as determined by the Center, adjust the assessment to account for any variation in actual Center Expenses and any changes in Hospital and/or Ambulatory Surgical Center gross patient service revenues.
(d) All assessment payments must be payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in United States dollars and drawn on a United States bank.

Notes

957 CMR 3.03
Amended by Mass Register Issue 1368, eff. 6/29/2018.

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