The act requires the department of health care policy and financing (department) to develop, analyze, and enforce a demonstration of need for each new nursing facility provider seeking medicaid certification. The requirement does not apply to a nursing facility provider certified prior to June 30, 2021. The act allows the department to exempt nursing facilities with 5 or fewer medicaid beds from the current reimbursement methodology and instead require the facilities to be reimbursed at the statewide average rate.
The act requires the medical services board to promulgate rules, no later than June 30, 2022, addressing the establishment of criteria to be used in determining a nursing facility provider's medicaid certification.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)