5121.41 Calculation of discount - reduced charges for impoverished patients.

(A) If the assets of a patient, patient's estate, or liable relative do not exceed the countable asset limit in section 5121.40 of the Revised Code and the annual income of the patient, estate, or relative does not exceed four hundred per cent of the federal poverty level, the patient, estate, or relative shall be charged an amount discounted from the amount the department charges under section 5121.33 of the Revised Code for the first thirty days the patient is admitted as an inpatient in a hospital and for which the patient is liable for the cost of care. The amount of the discount shall be computed according to the following schedule:

Annual Gross Income Expressed as a Percentage of FPL

Inpatient Days at a Hospital

0 - 175 176 - 199 200 - 249 250 - 299 300 - 349 400

Percentage discount from charged amount

1 - 14 100 90 70 50 30 10

15 - 30 100 95 75 55 35 15

(B) A patient, estate, or relative who is charged a discounted amount for the first thirty days the patient is admitted as an inpatient and who has an annual income not greater than one hundred seventy-five per cent of the federal poverty level shall not be charged for the days the patient is admitted beyond the thirtieth day.

(C) A patient, estate, or relative who is charged a discounted amount for the first thirty days the patient is admitted as an inpatient and who has an annual income greater than one hundred seventy-five per cent of the federal poverty level shall be charged an amount equal to the sum of the following for the days the patient is admitted beyond the thirtieth day:

(1) The ancillary per diem rate multiplied by the number of days the patient was admitted to the hospital;

(2) An amount that was previously charged but not paid.

Cite as R.C. § 5121.41

History. Effective Date: 01-01-2006