The following words when used in this article have the meaning ascribed to them in this section, except in those instances where a different meaning is distinctly expressed or the context in which the word is used clearly indicates a different meaning is intended:
(a) "Cost-based service" means any service delivered by a health care provider reimbursed under the medical assistance program of this state solely on the basis of costs reported to the single state agency, whether or not the provider is operating on a profit or not-for-profit basis.
(b) "Department" means the West Virginia department of health and human resources. The term "secretary" means the secretary of the West Virginia department of health and human resources, or his or her designee.
(c) "Gross receipts" or "gross proceeds" means all payments received by a health care provider enrolled in this state's medical assistance program for services delivered pursuant to Title XIX of the United States Social Security Act, as amended, and means any and all medicaid reimbursement payments made by the West Virginia department of health and human resources, or a division thereof, within the limitations set forth in this subsection, to such health care provider: Provided, That this definition does not include payments received for medicare coinsurance and deductibles as defined in Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, and does not include reimbursements made for cost-based services.
(d) "Health care provider" or "provider" includes physician providers as defined in section one, article four-b, chapter nine of this code, ambulance service providers, dentist providers, general health care providers, and outpatient hospital service providers as defined in section one, article four-c, chapter nine of this code, and any other person directly receiving enhanced medicaid reimbursement payments pursuant to article four-b or four-c, chapter nine of this code.
(e) "Single state agency" means the single state agency for medicaid in this state.
(f) "Taxpayer" means a health care provider required to pay the medicaid enhancement tax imposed by this article and entitled to receive the increased reimbursement in accordance with article four-b or four-c, chapter nine of this code.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session