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65-6208. Assessment imposed on hospital providers; rate; submission to United States centers for medicare and medicaid services; notice of approval. (a) Subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 65-6209, and amendments thereto, an annual assessment on services is imposed on each hospital provider in an amount not less than 1.83% of each hospital's net inpatient operating revenue and not greater than 3% of each hospital's net inpatient and outpatient operating revenue, as determined by the healthcare access improvement panel in consultation with the department of health and environment, for the hospital's fiscal year three years prior to the assessment year. In the event that a hospital does not have a complete 12-month fiscal year in such third prior fiscal year, the assessment under this section shall be $200,000 until such date that such hospital has completed the hospital's first 12-month fiscal year. Upon completing such first 12-month fiscal year, such hospital's assessment under this section shall be the amount not less than 1.83% of each hospital's net inpatient operating revenue and not greater than 3% of such hospital's net inpatient and outpatient operating revenue, as determined by the healthcare access improvement panel in consultation with the department of health and environment, for such first completed 12-month fiscal year.

(b) Nothing in this act shall be construed to authorize any home rule unit or other unit of local government to license for revenue or impose a tax or assessment upon hospital providers or a tax or assessment measured by the income or earnings of a hospital provider.

(c) (1) The department of health and environment shall submit to the United States centers for medicare and medicaid services any approval request necessary to implement the amendments made to subsection (a) by section 1 of chapter 7 of the 2020 Session Laws of Kansas and this act. If the department has submitted such a request pursuant to section 80(l) of chapter 68 of the 2019 Session Laws of Kansas or section 1 of chapter 7 of the 2020 Session Laws of Kansas, then the department may continue such request, or modify such request to conform to the amendments made to subsection (a) by section 1 of chapter 7 of the 2020 Session Laws of Kansas and this act, to fulfill the requirements of this paragraph.

(2) The secretary of health and environment shall certify to the secretary of state the receipt of such approval and cause notice of such approval to be published in the Kansas register.

(3) The amendments made to subsection (a) by section 1 of chapter 7 of the 2020 Session Laws of Kansas and this act shall take effect on and after January 1 or July 1 immediately following such publication of such approval.

History: L. 2004, ch. 89, § 2; L. 2012, ch. 102, § 56; L. 2020, ch. 7, § 1; L. 2020, ch. 10, § 9; June 11.


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