ORS 414.855¹
Hospital assessment
  • rates
  • rules

(1) An assessment is imposed on the net revenue of each hospital in this state. The assessment shall be imposed at a rate determined by the Director of the Oregon Health Authority by rule that is the director’s best estimate of the rate needed to fund the services and costs identified in ORS 414.869 (Establishment of Hospital Quality Assurance Fund). The rate of assessment shall be imposed on the net revenue of each hospital subject to assessment. The director shall consult with representatives of hospitals before setting the assessment.

(2) Each assessment shall be reported on a form prescribed by the Oregon Health Authority and shall contain the information required to be reported by the authority. The assessment form shall be filed with the authority on or before the 45th day following the end of the calendar quarter for which the assessment is being reported. Except as provided in subsection (5) of this section, the hospital shall pay the assessment at the time the hospital files the assessment report. The payment shall accompany the report.

(3)(a) To the extent permitted by federal law, aggregate assessments imposed under this section may not exceed the total of the following amounts received by the hospitals that are reimbursed by Medicare based on diagnostic related groups:

(A) 30 percent of payments made to the hospitals on a fee-for-service basis by the authority for inpatient hospital services;

(B) 41 percent of payments made to the hospitals on a fee-for-service basis by the authority for outpatient hospital services; and

(C) Payments made to the hospitals using a payment methodology established by the authority that advances the goals of the Oregon Integrated and Coordinated Health Care Delivery System described in ORS 414.570 (System established) (3).

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection, aggregate assessments imposed under this section on or after July 1, 2015, may exceed the total of the amounts described in paragraph (a) of this subsection to the extent necessary to compensate for any reduction of funding in the legislatively adopted budget for hospital services under ORS 414.591 (Coordinated care organization contracts), 414.631 (Mandatory enrollment in coordinated care organization) and 414.688 (Commission established) to 414.745 (Liability of health care providers and plans).

(c) The director may impose a lower rate of assessment on type A hospitals and type B hospitals to take into account the hospitals’ financial position.

(4) Notwithstanding subsection (3) of this section, a hospital is not guaranteed that any additional moneys paid to the hospital in the form of payments for services shall equal or exceed the amount of the assessment paid by the hospital.

(5)(a) The authority shall develop a schedule for collection of the assessment for the calendar quarter ending September 30, 2021, that will result in the collection occurring between December 15, 2021, and the time all Medicaid cost settlements are finalized for that calendar quarter.

(b) The authority shall prescribe by rule criteria for late payment of assessments. [2003 c.736 §2; 2007 c.780 §1; 2009 c.828 §51; 2009 c.867 §17; 2013 c.608 §2; 2015 c.16 §1; 2017 c.538 §§27,28,29]

Note: 414.855 (Hospital assessment) 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: See second note under 414.853 (Definitions).

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.
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