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36-2999.72. Hospital assessment; rules; collection; enforcement
A. In addition to the assessment established pursuant to section 36-2901.08, beginning October 1, 2020, the director shall establish, administer and collect an assessment on hospital revenues, discharges or bed days with respect to inpatient or outpatient services, or both, for the purposes prescribed in section 36-2999.73.
B. The director shall adopt rules regarding the method for determining the assessment, the amount or rate of the assessment and modifications to or exemptions from the assessment. The assessment is subject to approval by the centers for medicare and medicaid services to ensure that the assessment is not established or administered in a manner that causes a reduction in federal financial participation.
C. The director may establish modifications to or exemptions from the assessment. In determining the modifications or exemptions, the director may consider such factors as the size of the hospital, the specialty services available to patients at the hospital and the geographic location of the hospital.
D. The director shall present any change to the hospital assessment methodology to the joint legislative budget committee for review.
E. The administration shall deposit, pursuant to sections 35-146 and 35-147, the monies collected pursuant to this section in the health care investment fund established by section 36-2999.73.
F. A hospital may not pass the cost of the assessment on to patients or third-party payors that are liable to pay for care on a patient's behalf. As part of its financial statement submissions pursuant to section 36-125.04, a hospital shall submit to the department of health services an attestation that it has not passed on the cost of the assessment to patients or third-party payors.
G. If a hospital does not comply with this section as prescribed by the director of the Arizona health care cost containment system, the director of the Arizona health care cost containment system may suspend or revoke the hospital's Arizona health care cost containment system provider agreement registration. If the hospital does not comply within one hundred eighty days after the director of the Arizona health care cost containment system suspends or revokes the hospital's provider agreement, the director of the Arizona health care cost containment system shall notify the director of the department of health services, who shall suspend or revoke the hospital's license pursuant to section 36-427.