(A) The department of job and family services shall pay a provider for each of the provider's eligible intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded a per resident per day rate for other protected costs established prospectively each fiscal year for each facility. The rate for each facility shall be the facility's desk-reviewed, actual, allowable, per diem other protected costs from the calendar year preceding the fiscal year in which the rate will be paid, all adjusted for the estimated inflation rate for the eighteen-month period beginning on the first day of July of the calendar year preceding the fiscal year in which the rate will be paid and ending on the thirty-first day of December of that fiscal year. The department shall estimate inflation using the index specified in division (B) of this section. If the estimated inflation rate for the eighteen-month period is different from the actual inflation rate for that period, the difference shall be added to or subtracted from the inflation rate estimated for the following year.
(B) The department shall use the following index for the purpose of division (A) of this section:
(1) The consumer price index for all urban consumers for nonprescription drugs and medical supplies, as published by the United States bureau of labor statistics;
(2) If the United States bureau of labor statistics ceases to publish the index specified in division (B)(1) of this section, the index that is subsequently published by the bureau and covers nonprescription drugs and medical supplies.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28,HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.
Effective Date: 07-01-2000; 07-01-2005