First Regular Session
Sixty-second General Assembly
LLS NO. R99-0115.01 Debbie Haskins
STATE OF COLORADO
BY REPRESENTATIVE Clarke
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 99-1007
CONCERNING THE REIMBURSEMENT RATE FOR PROVIDERS IN
THE PROGRAM FOR THE MEDICALLY INDIGENT.
WHEREAS, Safety net clinics and hospitals that participate
in the program for the medically indigent receive reimbursement
rates ($65.19 per hospital visit and $18.91 per clinic visit)
that are below cost for providing quality health care to medically
indigent recipients; and
WHEREAS, The reimbursement amount established annually
in the Long Appropriation Act is inadequate to provide quality,
continuous health care services to patients; now, therefore,
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives
of the Sixty-second General Assembly of the State of Colorado,
the Senate concurring herein:
That the program for the medically indigent pay a
higher reimbursement rate to participating providers in the specialty
and outstate programs.
Be it Further Resolved, That the entire appropriation for services provided by safety net clinics and outstate providers participating in the program for the medically indigent should be paid to the participating clinics and outstate providers and that the joint budget committee and the department of health care policy and financing should determine a process to be followed in the event that there are unexpended funds so that funds are not returned or do not revert to the general fund at the end of a fiscal year.