PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND WELFARE
IDAHO SKILLED NURSING FACILITY ASSESSMENT ACT
56-1505. nursing facility assessments. (1) Nursing facilities shall pay the nursing facility assessment to the fund in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, with the exception of state and county-owned facilities, which are not required to contribute.
(2) The aggregated amount of assessments for all nursing facilities, during a fiscal year, shall be an amount not exceeding the maximum percentage allowed under federal law of the total aggregate net patient service revenue of assessed facilities from each provider’s prior fiscal year. The department shall determine the assessment rate prospectively for the applicable fiscal year on a per-resident-day basis, exclusive of medicare part A resident days. The per-resident-day assessment rate shall be uniform. The department shall notify nursing facilities of the assessment rate applicable to the fiscal year by August 30 of that fiscal year.
(3) The department shall collect, and each nursing facility shall pay, the nursing facility assessment on an annual basis subject to the terms of this subsection. The nursing facility assessment shall be due annually, with the initial payment due within sixty (60) days after the state plan has been approved by CMS. Subsequent annual payments are due no later than thirty (30) days after receipt of the department invoice.
(4) Nursing facilities may increase their charges to other payers to incorporate the assessment but shall not create a separate line-item charge on the bill reflecting the assessment.
(5)(a) For state fiscal years 2020 and 2021, the department shall adjust assessments and payments for privately owned nursing facilities as follows. The department shall:
(i) Increase nursing facility assessments by an amount adequate to reduce state general fund needs by one million seven hundred eighty-six thousand dollars ($1,786,000) in state fiscal year 2020 and five million dollars ($5,000,000) in state fiscal year 2021; and
(ii) Support provider rate adjustments that will offset the medicaid share of the assessment increase.
(b) The department shall work with nursing facility providers to collect the increased assessments on a schedule to support state budget needs and provider rate adjustments.
(c) Provider rate adjustments for state fiscal years 2020 and 2021 shall not be considered or carried forward for payments established under section 56-116, Idaho Code.
[56-1505, added 2011, ch. 164, sec. 23, p. 478; am. 2020, ch. 35, sec. 3, p. 71.]