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65-6159. Medicaid ground emergency medical transportation services; supplemental medicaid reimbursement; rate; requirements; federal approval. (a) An eligible provider, as described in subsection (b), in addition to the rate of payment that the provider would otherwise receive for medicaid ground emergency medical transportation services, shall receive supplemental medicaid reimbursement to the extent provided by law.

(b) A provider shall be eligible for supplemental reimbursement only if the provider meets the following conditions during the reporting period:

(1) Provides ground emergency medical transportation services to medicaid beneficiaries;

(2) is a provider that is enrolled as a medicaid provider for the period being claimed; and

(3) is owned or operated by the state, a political subdivision or local government, that employs or contracts with persons or providers who are licensed or permitted to provide emergency medical services in the state of Kansas, including hospitals and private entities to the extent permissible under federal law.

(c) An eligible provider's supplemental reimbursement pursuant to this section shall be calculated and paid as follows:

(1) The supplemental reimbursement to an eligible provider, as described in subsection (b), shall be equal to the amount of federal financial participation received as a result of the claims submitted pursuant to subsection (f)(2);

(2) in no instance may the amount certified pursuant to subsection (e)(1), when combined with the amount received from all other sources of reimbursement from the medicaid program, exceed or be less than 100% of actual costs, as determined pursuant to the medicaid state plan, for ground emergency medical transportation services; and

(3) the supplemental medicaid reimbursement provided by this section must be distributed exclusively to eligible providers under a payment methodology based on ground emergency medical transportation services provided to medicaid beneficiaries by eligible providers on a per-transport basis or other federally permissible basis. The department of health and environment shall obtain approval from the federal centers for medicare and medicaid services for the payment methodology to be utilized, and shall not make any payment pursuant to this section prior to obtaining that approval.

(d) (1) It is the legislature's intent in enacting this section to provide the supplemental reimbursement described in this section without any expenditure from the state general fund. An eligible provider, as a condition of receiving supplemental reimbursement pursuant to this section, shall enter into, and maintain, an agreement with the department for the purposes of implementing this section and reimbursing the department for the costs of administering this section.

(2) The nonfederal share of the supplemental reimbursement submitted to the federal centers for medicare and medicaid services for purposes of claiming federal financial participation shall be paid only with funds from the governmental entities described in subsection (b)(3) and certified to the state as provided in subsection (e).

(e) Participation in the program by an eligible provider described in this section is voluntary. If an applicable governmental entity elects to seek supplemental reimbursement pursuant to this section on behalf of an eligible provider, the governmental entity shall do the following:

(1) Certify, in conformity with the requirements of 42 C.F.R. § 433.51, that the claimed expenditures for the ground emergency medical transportation services are eligible for federal financial participation;

(2) provide evidence supporting the certification as specified by the department;

(3) submit data as specified by the department to determine the appropriate amounts to claim as expenditures qualifying for federal financial participation; and

(4) keep, maintain, and have readily retrievable any records specified by the department to fully disclose reimbursement amounts to which the eligible provider is entitled, and any other records required by the federal centers for medicare and medicaid services.

(f) The department shall promptly seek any necessary federal approvals for the implementation of this section. The department may limit the program to those costs that are allowable expenditures under title XIX of the federal social security act, 42 U.S.C. § 1396 et seq. If federal approval is not obtained for implementation of this section, this section shall not be implemented.

(1) The department shall submit claims for federal financial participation for the expenditures for the services described in subsection (e) that are allowable expenditures under federal law.

(2) The department shall submit any necessary materials to the federal government to provide assurances that claims for federal financial participation will include only those expenditures that are allowable under federal law. The department may utilize intergovernmental transfers or certified public expenditures to implement this section subject to the same provisions and requirements of K.S.A. 65-6160, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 2017, ch. 94, § 1; July 1.



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