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65-6218. Assessment revenues; guidelines for disbursement; health care access improvement panel; composition, organization and annual report. (a) Assessment revenues generated from the hospital provider assessments shall be disbursed as follows:

(1) Not less than 80% of assessment revenues shall be disbursed to hospital providers through a combination of medicaid access improvement payments and increased medicaid rates on designated diagnostic related groupings, procedures or codes;

(2) not more than 20% of assessment revenues shall be disbursed to providers who are persons licensed to practice medicine and surgery or dentistry through increased medicaid rates on designated procedures and codes; and

(3) not more than 3.2% of hospital provider assessment revenues shall be used to fund health care access improvement programs in undergraduate, graduate or continuing medical education, including the medical student loan act.

(b) Assessment revenues generated from the health maintenance organization assessment shall be disbursed as follows:

(1) Not less than 53% of health maintenance organization assessment revenues shall be disbursed to health maintenance organizations that have a contract with the department through increased medicaid capitation payments;

(2) not more than 30% of health maintenance organization assessment revenues shall be disbursed to fund activities to increase access to dental care, primary care safety net clinics, increased medicaid rates on designated procedures and codes for providers who are persons licensed to practice dentistry, and home and community-based services;

(3) not more than 17% of health maintenance organization assessment revenues shall be disbursed to pharmacy providers through increased medicaid rates.

(c) For the purposes of administering and selecting the disbursements described in subsections (a) and (b) of this section, the health care access improvement panel is hereby established. The panel shall consist of the following: Three members appointed by the Kansas hospital association, two members who are persons licensed to practice medicine and surgery appointed by the Kansas medical society, one member appointed by each health maintenance organization that has a medicaid managed care contract with the Kansas department for aging and disability services, one member appointed by the Kansas association for the medically underserved, and one representative of the department of health and environment appointed by the governor. The panel shall meet as soon as possible subsequent to the effective date of this act and shall elect a chairperson from among the members appointed by the Kansas hospital association. A representative of the panel shall be required to make an annual report to the legislature regarding the collection and distribution of all funds received and distributed under this act.

History: L. 2004, ch. 89, § 13; L. 2004, ch. 141, § 4; L. 2014, ch. 115, § 276; July 1.


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