(1) For patients discharged on or after July 1, 2005, a certified public expenditure (CPE) hospital must annually submit to the department federally required medicaid cost report schedules, using schedules approved by the centers for medicare and medicaid services (CMS), that apportion inpatient and outpatient costs to medicaid clients and uninsured patients for the service year, as follows:
(a) Title XIX fee-for-service claims;
(b) Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) plan claims;
(c) Uninsured patients. The cost report schedules for uninsured patients must not include services that medicaid would not have covered had the patients been medicaid eligible (see WAC 388-550-1400
(d) State-administered program patients. State-administered program patients are reported separately and are not to be included on the uninsured patient cost report schedule. The department will provide provider statistics and reimbursements (PS&R) reports for the state-administered program claims.
(2) A CPE hospital must:
(a) Use the information on individualized PS&R reports provided by the department when completing the medicaid cost report schedules. The department provides the hospital with the PS&R reports at least thirty calendar days prior to the appropriate deadline.
(i) For state fiscal year (SFY) 2006, the deadline for all CPE hospitals to submit the federally required medicaid cost report schedules is June 30, 2007.
(ii) For hospitals with a December 31 year end, partial year medicaid cost report schedules for the period July 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005 must be submitted to the department by August 31, 2007.
(iii) For SFY 2007 and thereafter, each CPE hospital is required to submit the medicaid cost report schedules to the department within thirty calendar days after the medicare cost report is due to its medicare fiscal intermediary or medicare administrative contractor, whichever is applicable.
(b) Complete the cost report schedules for uninsured patients and medicaid clients enrolled in an MCO plan using the hospital provider's records.
(c) Comply with the department's instructions regarding how to complete the required medicaid cost report schedules.
(3) The medicaid cost report schedules must be completed using the medicare cost report for the same reporting year.
(a) The ratios of costs-to-charges and per diem costs from the "as filed" medicare cost report are used to allocate the medicaid and uninsured costs on the "as filed" medicaid cost report schedules, unless expressly allowed for medicaid.
(b) After the medicare cost report is finalized by the medicare fiscal intermediary or medicare administrative contractor (whichever is applicable), final medicaid cost report schedules must be submitted to the department incorporating the adjustments to the medicare cost report, unless expressly allowed for medicaid. CPE hospitals must submit finalized medicare cost reports with the notice of amount of program reimbursement (NPR) within thirty calendar days of receipt. The department will then provide the hospitals with updated PS&R reports for medicaid and state program claims processed by the department for the medicaid cost report period. The hospitals will update the data for uninsured patients and medicaid clients enrolled in an MCO plan.
(4) The medicaid cost report schedules and supporting documentation are subject to audit by the department or its designee to verify that claimed costs qualify under federal and state rules governing the CPE payment program. The documentation required includes, but is not limited to:
(a) The revenue codes assigned to specific cost centers on the medicaid cost report schedules.
(b) The inpatient charges by revenue codes for uninsured patients and medicaid clients enrolled in an MCO plan.
(c) The outpatient charges by revenue codes for uninsured patients and medicaid clients enrolled in an MCO plan.
(d) All payments received for the inpatient and outpatient charges in (b) and (c) of this subsection including, but not limited to, payments for third party liability, uninsured patients, and medicaid clients enrolled in an MCO plan.
(5) The department:
(a) Performs cost settlements for both the "as filed" and "final" medicaid cost report schedules for all CPE hospitals;
(b) Reports to CMS as an adjustment any difference between the payments of federal funds made to the CPE hospitals and the federal share of the certified public expenditures; and
(c) Recoups from the CPE hospitals the federal payments that exceed the hospitals' costs, unless the hold harmless provision in WAC 388-550-4670
[11-14-075, recodified as § 182-550-5410, filed 6/30/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.09.500. 08-20-032, § 388-550-5410, filed 9/22/08, effective 10/23/08; 07-14-090, § 388-550-5410, filed 6/29/07, effective 8/1/07.]