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  • NJ A1756
  • Provides credit against ambulatory care facility assessment liability for value of unreimbursed care provided to hospital charity care patients.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill grants a tax credit against the ambulatory care facility gross receipts assessment to the owners of ambulatory care facilities (ACFs) for the value of the uncompensated care services provided by their physician owners and their physician employees at general hospitals to patients who qualify for charity care. The revenues derived from the gross receipts assessment under section 7 of P.L.1992, c.160 (C.26:2H-18.57) are dedicated to fund charity care provided at hospitals. Under current law, the gross receipts assessment is applied at the rate of 2.95% to each ACF subject to the assessment with documented gross receipts over $300,000, subject to a $350,000 cap on the assessment for each such ACF. The bill allows each ACF to take a credit against its gross receipts assessment liability due equal to the Medicaid-priced amount of the health care services provided at a general hospital in this State by the physician owners of that facility and their physician employees to patients who qualify for charity care (pursuant to section 10 of P.L.1992, c.160 (26:2H-18.60)), for which care the physician owner or physician employee has not received any direct or indirect compensation from the hospital, pursuant to a written agreement between the hospital and the ambulatory care facility or physician, or any compensation from the patient, or any third party payer. The bill further provides: · The credit may not exceed the liability due for the ACF in any fiscal year, and any unused credit may not be applied in any other fiscal year in which a liability is due. · Beginning in calendar year 2011, the ACF must include in its annual report to the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) the amount of health care services provided at a general hospital in the State by the physician owners of that facility and their physician employees to patients who qualify for charity care. · DHSS, in consultation with the Department of Human Services, must price the health care services at the Medicaid amount for those services and notify the ACF of the amount that may be credited against the liability due for that year. · DHSS may require the ACF to submit additional information as may be necessary to verify its claim for unreimbursed health care services provided by its physician owners and their physician employees at a general hospital.
Health and Senior Services
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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