5124.152 Payment rate for service provided by outlier ICF/IID or unit.

(A) The total per medicaid day payment rate determined under section 5124.15 of the Revised Code shall not be paid for ICF/IID services provided by an ICF/IID, or discrete unit of an ICF/IID, designated by the department of developmental disabilities as an outlier ICF/IID or unit. Instead, the provider of a designated outlier ICF/IID or unit shall be paid each fiscal year a total per medicaid day payment rate that the department shall prospectively determine in accordance with a methodology established in rules authorized by this section.

(B) The department may designate an ICF/IID, or discrete unit of an ICF/IID, as an outlier ICF/IID or unit if the ICF/IID or unit serves residents who have either of the following:

(1) Diagnoses or special care needs that require direct care resources that are not measured adequately by the resident assessment instrument specified in rules authorized by section 5124.191 of the Revised Code;

(2) Diagnoses or special care needs that are specified in rules authorized by this section as otherwise qualifying for consideration under this section.

(C) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the costs incurred by a designated outlier ICF/IID or unit shall not be considered in establishing medicaid payment rates for other ICFs/IID or units.

(D) The director of developmental disabilities shall adopt rules under section 5124.03 of the Revised Code as necessary to implement this section.

(1)

(a) The rules shall do both of the following:

(i) Specify the criteria and procedures the department will apply when designating an ICF/IID, or discrete unit of an ICF/IID, as an outlier ICF/IID or unit;

(ii) Establish a methodology for prospectively determining the total per medicaid day payment rate that will be paid each fiscal year for ICF/IID services provided by a designated outlier ICF/IID or unit.

(b) The rules adopted under division (D)(1)(a)(i) of this section regarding the criteria for designating outlier ICFs/IID and units shall do both of the following:

(i) Provide for consideration of whether all of the allowable costs of an ICF/IID, or discrete unit of an ICF/IID, would be paid by the rate determined under section 5124.15 of the Revised Code;

(ii) Specify the minimum number of ICF/IID beds that an ICF/IID, or discrete unit of an ICF/IID, must have to be designated an outlier ICF/IID or unit.

(c) The rules authorized by division (D)(1)(a)(i) of this section regarding the criteria for designating outlier ICFs/IID and units shall not limit the designation to ICFs/IID, or discrete units of ICFs/IID, located in large cities.

(d) The rules authorized by division (D)(1)(a)(ii) of this section regarding the methodology for prospectively determining the rates of designated outlier ICFs/IID and units shall provide for the methodology to consider the historical costs of providing ICF/IID services to the residents of designated outlier ICFs/IID and units.

(2)

(a) The rules may do both of the following:

(i) Include for designation as an outlier ICF/IID or unit, an ICF/IID, or discrete unit of an ICF/IID, that serves residents who have complex medical conditions or severe behavioral problems;

(ii) Require that a designated outlier ICF/IID or unit receive authorization from the department before admitting or retaining a resident.

(b) If the director adopts rules authorized by division (D)(2)(a)(ii) of this section regarding the authorization of a designated outlier ICF/IID or unit to admit or retain a resident, the rules shall specify the criteria and procedures the department will apply when granting the authorization.

History. Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.