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Introduced Version House Bill 2292 History

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H. B. 2292

 

         (By Delegate Azinger)

         [Introduced January 11, 2012

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; referred to the

         Committee on Health and Human Resources then Finance.]

 

 

 

 

A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §9-5-21, relating to requiring the Department of Health and Human Resources to annually review and adjust rates it pays to care providers.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §9-5-21 to read as follows:

ARTICLE 5. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.

§9-5-21. Review and adjustment of rates paid to care providers.

    The Department of Health and Human Resources shall perform an annual review of rates it pays to care providers and adjust those rates as necessary to be comparable, on a percentage basis, to rate adjustments hospitals receive from the department.



 

    NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require the Department of Health and Human Resources to annually review and adjust rates it pays to care providers to be comparable, on percentage basis, to rates paid to hospitals.


    

    This section is new; therefore, it has been completely underscored.

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