37.40.326 INTERIM PER DIEM RATES FOR NEWLY CONSTRUCTED FACILITIES AND NEW PROVIDERS
(1) This rule specifies the methodology the department will use to determine the interim per diem rate for in-state providers, other than ICF/IID providers, which as of July 1 of the rate year have not filed with the department a cost report covering a period of at least six months participation in the Medicaid program in a newly constructed facility or following a change in provider as defined in ARM 37.40.325.
(a) Effective July 1, 2001, and thereafter, the rate paid to new providers that acquire or otherwise assume the operations of an existing nursing facility, that was participating in the Medicaid program prior to the transaction, will be paid the price-based reimbursement rate in effect for the prior owner/operator of the facility before the transaction as if no change in provider had occurred. These rates will be adjusted at the start of each state fiscal year in accordance with (1)(b).
(b) Effective July 1 2020, and thereafter, the rate paid to newly constructed facilities or to facilities participating in the Medicaid program for the first time will be the flat rate component specified under ARM 37.40.307(2)(a) combined with the quality component specified under ARM 37.40.307(2)(b).
History: 53-6-113, MCA; IMP, 53-6-101, 53-6-113, MCA; NEW, 1991 MAR p. 2050, Eff. 11/1/91; AMD, 1992 MAR p. 1617, Eff. 7/31/92; AMD, 1993 MAR p. 1385, Eff. 7/1/93; AMD, 1999 MAR p. 1393, Eff. 6/18/99; TRANS, from SRS, 2000 MAR p. 489; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 492, Eff. 2/11/00; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 1754, Eff. 7/14/00; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 1108, Eff. 6/22/01; AMD, 2002 MAR p. 1767, Eff. 6/28/02; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 1517, Eff. 7/11/14; AMD, 2016 MAR p. 1071, Eff. 7/1/16; AMD, 2020 MAR p. 1330, Eff. 7/25/20.