ORS 414.853¹
Definitions

As used in ORS 414.853 (Definitions) to 414.869 (Establishment of Hospital Quality Assurance Fund) and 414.900 (Hospital assessment):

(1) “Charity care” means costs for providing inpatient or outpatient care services free of charge or at a reduced charge because of the indigence or lack of health insurance of the patient receiving the care services.

(2) “Contractual adjustments” means the difference between the amounts charged based on the hospital’s full established charges and the amount received or due from the payor.

(3)(a) “Hospital” means a hospital licensed under ORS chapter 441.

(b) “Hospital” does not include:

(A) Special inpatient care facilities;

(B) Hospitals that provide only psychiatric care;

(C) Pediatric specialty hospitals providing care to children at no charge; and

(D) Public hospitals other than hospitals created by health districts under ORS 440.315 (Definitions for ORS 440.315 to 440.410) to 440.410 (Annual audit).

(4) “Net revenue”:

(a) Means the total amount of charges for inpatient or outpatient care provided by the hospital to patients, less charity care, bad debts and contractual adjustments;

(b) Does not include revenue derived from sources other than inpatient or outpatient operations, including but not limited to interest and guest meals; and

(c) Does not include any revenue that is taken into account in computing a long term care facility assessment under ORS 409.800 (Definitions) to 409.816 (Assessments to be deposited to Long Term Care Quality Assurance Fund) and 409.900 (Civil penalties for failure to report).

(5) “Type A hospital” has the meaning given that term in ORS 442.470 (Definitions for ORS 442.470 to 442.507).

(6) “Type B hospital” has the meaning given that term in ORS 442.470 (Definitions for ORS 442.470 to 442.507). [2003 c.736 §1; 2009 c.792 §34; 2017 c.538 §26]

Note: 414.853 (Definitions) is repealed January 2, 2031, and applies to net revenues earned by hospitals during the period specified in 414.871 (Applicability of hospital assessment). See section 12, chapter 736, Oregon Laws 2003, as amended (note following 414.871 (Applicability of hospital assessment)).

Note: 414.853 (Definitions) to 414.871 (Applicability of hospital assessment) and 414.900 (Hospital assessment) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 414 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 414—Medical Assistance, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors414.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information