2005-2006 Regular Session - HB 74
Indigent and elderly; certain hospitals; provider fees
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 8 of Title 31 of the O.C.G.A., relating to indigent and elderly patients, so as to provide for a fee from certain hospitals; to provide for definitions; to establish a segregated account within the Indigent Care Trust Fund for the deposit of such fees; to provide for a method for calculating and collecting the intergovernmental transfer of disproportionate share funds; to authorize the Department of Community Health to inspect hospital records for purposes of auditing disproportionate share allocations; to provide for penalties for failure to make intergovernmental transfers of disproportionate share funds; to authorize the department to withhold Medicaid payments equal to amounts owed as the intergovernmental transfer and penalty; to provide for the collection of fees by civil action and tax liens; to provide for the appropriation of funds in the segregated account for medical assistance payments to hospitals; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Jan/25/2005 - House Second Readers
Jan/24/2005 - House First Readers
Jan/12/2005 - House Hopper