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Cost-based Reimbursement For Rural Hospitals

Concerning a cost-based system of reimbursement for rural hospitals providing outpatient hospital services pursuant to Colorado's program of medical assistance.
2019 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

The bill requires Colorado's program of medical assistance to pay rural critical access hospitals and sole community hospitals for outpatient hospital services pursuant to a cost-based reimbursement methodology using 100% of actual cost.

Prior to implementing the cost-based reimbursement methodology for outpatient hospital services, the department of health care policy and financing (state department) shall convene a stakeholder group consisting of representatives of the affected hospitals and other persons or entities to consult with the state department on the elements of the cost-based reimbursement methodology and its implementation.

The bill makes a conforming amendment.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. L. Crowder



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