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Disproportionate share program for mental health hospitals.
Section 409.9115, Florida Statutes 2007

409.9115  Disproportionate share program for mental health hospitals.--The Agency for Health Care Administration shall design and implement a system of making mental health disproportionate share payments to hospitals that qualify for disproportionate share payments under s. 409.911 This system of payments shall conform with federal requirements and shall distribute funds in each fiscal year for which an appropriation is made by making quarterly Medicaid payments. Notwithstanding s. 409.915, counties are exempt from contributing toward the cost of this special reimbursement for patients.

(1)  The following formula shall be used by the agency to calculate the total amount earned for hospitals that participate in the mental health disproportionate share program:

(----------) x TA


TAP = total additional payment for a mental health hospital.

DSH = total amount earned by a mental health hospital under s. 409.911

TDSH = sum of total amount earned by each hospital that participates in the mental health hospital disproportionate share program.

TA = total appropriation for the mental health hospital disproportionate share program.

(2)  In order to receive payments under this section, a hospital must participate in the Florida Title XIX program and must:

(a)  Agree to serve all individuals referred by the agency who require inpatient psychiatric services, regardless of ability to pay.

(b)  Be certified or certifiable to be a provider of Title XVIII services.

(c)  Receive all of its inpatient clients from admissions governed by the Baker Act as specified in chapter 394.

History.--s. 1, ch. 92-322; s. 5, ch. 95-430; s. 4, ch. 96-420; s. 3, ch. 97-153; ss. 4, 38, ch. 98-46; ss. 3, 53, ch. 99-228; s. 13, ch. 2000-171; s. 9, ch. 2002-2.