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HB 1293

HB 1293

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HB 1293, the Health care Provider Fee, adds as much as a 5.5 percent tax to every patients’ hospital bill. The legislation forbids hospitals from telling patients how much they are paying.

The Legislation additionally forbids disclosure of how the tax is calculated.
HB 1293, the Health care Provider Fee, adds as much as a 5.5 percent tax to every patients’ hospital bill. The legislation forbids hospitals from telling patients how much they are paying.

The Legislation additionally forbids disclosure of how the tax is calculated.

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Published by: Colorado Spending Transparency on Apr 01, 2009
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FirstRegular
Session
Sixty-seventh
General
Assembly
STATEOFCOLORADO
INTRODUCED
LLS
NO.
09-0847.01JerryBarry
HOUSE
BILL
09-1293
HOUSESPONSORSHIP
Riesberg
and
Ferrandino,
Pommer,
Marostica,
Apuan,
Carroll
T.,Court,
Curry,
Gagliardi,
Green,
Judd,
Kefalas,Levy,Massey,McFadyen,
McGihon,
Middleton,
Miklosi,
Pace,
Peniston,
Primavera,
Schafer
S.,Todd,Vigil,Weissmann
SENATESPONSORSHIP
Keller,
Tapia,White,
Boyd,
Carroll
M.,
Foster,Groff,
Hodge,Isgar,
Kester,
Morse,Newell,
Shaffer
B.,
Tochtrop,
Williams
HouseCommittees
Health
and
Human
ServicesSenateCommitteesA
BILL
FOR
ANACT
101
CONCERNING
AHOSPITALPROVIDER
FEE,
AND,INCONNECTION
102
THEREWITH,
AUTHORIZING
THE
DEPARTMENT
OF
HEALTHCARE
103
POLICY
ANDFINANCING
TO
CHARGEAND
COLLECT
AHOSPITAL
104
PROVIDERFEE
ANDSPECIFYING
THE
ALLOWABLEUSES
OF
THE
105
FEES.
Bill
Summary
(Note:Thissummaryapplies
to
thisbillasintroducedanddoesnotnecessarilyreflectanyamendmentsthatmay
be
subsequentlyadopted.)
Authorizesthedepartment
of
healthcarepolicyandfinancing(department)
to
chargeandcollectfromlicensed
or
certifiedhospitalsahospital
provider
fee(fee).Authorizes
the
medicalservicesboard
to
Shadingdenotes
HOUSEamendment.
Doubleunderlining
denotesSENATEamendment.
Capitallettersindicatenewmaterial
to
be
added
to
existingstatute.
Dashesthroughthewordsindicatedeletions
from
existingstatute.
 
1
ANDTIMINGOFTHEPROVIDERFEE.
THE
STATEDEPARTMENTSHALL
2
ASSESSTHEPROVIDERFEEONASCHEDULETOBESET
BY
THESTATE
3
BOARDTHROUGHRULE.
THE
STATEBOARDRULESSHALLREQUIRETHAT
4
THEPERIODICPROVIDERFEEPAYMENTSFROMAHOSPITALANDTHESTATE
5
DEPARTMENT'SREIMBURSEMENT
TO
THEHOSPITALUNDER
6
SUBPARAGRAPHS
(I)
AND
(II)
OFPARAGRAPH
(b)
OFSUBSECTION
(4)
OF
7
THISSECTIONAREDUE
AS
NEARLYSIMULTANEOUSLYASFEASIBLE;EXCEPT
8
THATTHESTATEDEPARTMENT'SREIMBURSEMENTTOTHEHOSPITALSHALL
9
BEDUENOMORETHANTWODAYSAFTERTHEPERIODICPROVIDERFEE
10
PAYMENTISRECEIVEDFROMTHEHOSPITAL.
THE
PROVIDERFEESHALL
BE
11
IMPOSEDONEACHHOSPITALEVENIFMORETHANONEHOSPITAL
IS
OWNED
12
BYTHESAMEENTITY.
THE
FEESHALLBEPRORATEDANDADJUSTEDFOR
13
THEEXPECTEDVOLUMEOFSERVICEFORANYYEARINWHICHAHOSPITAL
14
OPENS
OR
CLOSES.
15
(II)
THE
STATEDEPARTMENT
IS
AUTHORIZEDTOREFUNDANY
16
UNUSEDPORTIONOFTHEPROVIDERFEE.
FOR
ANYPORTIONOFTHE
17
PROVIDERFEETHATHASBEENCOLLECTEDBYTHESTATEDEPARTMENT
18
BUTFORWHICHTHESTATEDEPARTMENTHASNOTRECEIVEDFEDERAL
19
MATCHINGFUNDS,THESTATEDEPARTMENTSHALLREFUNDBACKTOTHE
20
HOSPITALTHATPAIDTHEFEETHEAMOUNTOFSUCHPORTIONOFTHEFEE
21
WITHINFIVEBUSINESSDAYSAFTERTHEFEE
IS
COLLECTED.
22(III)
THE
STATEBOARD,INCONSULTATIONWITHTHEADVISORY
23
BOARD,SHALLPROMULGATERULESONTHEREPORTSTHATHOSPITALS
24
SHALLBEREQUIREDTOSUBMITFORTHESTATEDEPARTMENTTO
25
CALCULATETHEAMOUNTOFTHEPROVIDERFEE.NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE
26
PROVISIONSOFPART
2
OFARTICLE
72
OFTITLE
24,C.R.S.,
INFORMATION
27
PROVIDEDTOTHESTATEDEPARTMENTPURSUANTTOTHISSECTIONSHALL
-8-
HB09-1293

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