ORS 414.869¹
Establishment of Hospital Quality Assurance Fund

(1) The Hospital Quality Assurance Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Interest earned by the Hospital Quality Assurance Fund shall be credited to the Hospital Quality Assurance Fund.

(2) Amounts in the Hospital Quality Assurance Fund are continuously appropriated to the Oregon Health Authority for the purpose of:

(a) Paying refunds due under ORS 414.863 (Refund of hospital assessment);

(b) Funding 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), including but not limited to increasing reimbursement rates for inpatient and outpatient 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) Making payments described in ORS 414.855 (Hospital assessment) (3)(a)(C);

(d) Making payments to coordinated care organizations to be used to provide additional reimbursement to type A hospitals and type B hospitals to improve and expand access to services for medical assistance recipients, to the extent permitted by federal requirements; and

(e) Paying administrative costs incurred by the authority to administer the assessments imposed under ORS 414.855 (Hospital assessment).

(3) Except for assessments imposed pursuant to ORS 414.855 (Hospital assessment) (3)(b), the authority may not use moneys from the Hospital Quality Assurance Fund to supplant, directly or indirectly, other moneys made available to fund services described in subsection (2) of this section. [2003 c.736 §9; 2005 c.757 §2; 2007 c.780 §2; 2009 c.828 §53; 2009 c.867 §19; 2011 c.602 §59; 2013 c.608 §7; 2017 c.538 §§33,34,35,36]

Note: 414.869 (Establishment of Hospital Quality Assurance Fund) is repealed January 2, 2031, and applies to net revenues earned by hospitals during the period specified in 414.871 (Applicability of hospital assessment).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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