§16-29B-10. Jurisdiction of the board.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this code or state law, after July 1, 2016, the jurisdiction of the board or authority as to rates for health services care ceases to exist.
The board shall propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code requiring hospitals, as part of its annual financial disclosure filings, to provide to the authority the average patient charge of the twenty-five most frequently used out-patient diagnostic services. The authority shall publish the information on its website expressed in terminology that can be understood by the general public.
(b) Those costs or charges associated with individual health care providers or health care provider groups providing inpatient or outpatient services under a contractual agreement with hospitals (excluding simple admitting privileges) shall be under the jurisdiction of the board. The jurisdiction of the board shall not extend to the regulation of rates of private health care providers or health care groups providing inpatient or outpatient services under a contractual agreement with hospitals when the provision of such service is outside the hospital setting, and shall not extend to the regulation of rates of all other private health care providers practicing outside the hospital setting: Provided, That such practice outside of the hospital setting is not found to be an evasion of the purposes of this article.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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