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House Bill No. 5481

PUBLIC ACT NO. 96-137

AN ACT CONCERNING PAYMENT TO NURSING FACILITIES FOR OUT-OF-STATE MEDICAID RECIPIENTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Subsection (c) of section 17b-340 of the general statutes, as amended by section 24 of public act 95-160, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(c) No facility subject to the requirements of this section shall accept payment in excess of the rate set by the commissioner pursuant to subsection (a) of this section for any medical assistance patient from this or any other state. No facility shall accept payment in excess of the reasonable and necessary costs of other allowable services as specified by the commissioner pursuant to the regulations promulgated under subsection (b) of this section for any public assistance patient from this or any other state. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, [for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1995,] the commissioner may authorize a facility to accept payment in excess of the rate paid for a medical assistance patient in this state for a patient who receives medical assistance from another state.

Approved May 29, 1996. Effective October 1, 1996.

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