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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 25 - 1 - 4 §25-1-4. Limitation on reimbursement rate to medical service providers for services outside division facilities.
(a) Effective the first day of July, two thousand seven, the division, or its contracted medical provider, may not pay an amount to an outside provider of a medical service for a person residing in a correctional facility greater than seventy-three percent of the billed charges: Provided, That critical access hospitals shall be reimbursed at eighty-five percent of the billed charges. This limitation applies to all medical care services, goods, prescription drugs and medications provided to a person who is in the custody of a correctional facility and is provided these services outside of said correctional facility.

(b) Effective the first day of July, two thousand eight, the division, or its contracted medical providers, may not pay an amount to an outside provider of a medical service for a person residing in a correctional facility greater than the reimbursement rate applicable to service providers established by legislative rule of the Bureau for Medical Service within the Department of Health and Human Resources: Provided, That critical access hospitals shall be reimbursed at seventy-five percent of the billed charges. These limitations apply to all medical care services, goods, prescription drugs and medications provided to a person who is in the custody of a correctional facility and is provided these services outside of a correctional facility: Provided, however, That the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety and the Department of Health and Human Resources effectuate an interagency agreement for the electronic processing and payment of medical services.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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