Private Hospital Directed Payment Program
Beginning with the July 1, 2017, rating period, the Department will direct MCPs to reimburse private hospitals as defined in WIC 14169.51, based on actual utilization of contracted services. The enhanced payment is contingent upon hospitals providing adequate access to service, including primary, specialty, and inpatient (both tertiary and quaternary) care. The state will evaluate the extent to which enhanced payments are achieving the goals identified. These may only apply to certain managed care categories of aid. The payments will be enhanced by either a uniform percentage or dollar increment. The total funding available for the enhanced contracted payments will be limited to a predetermined amount (pool).