Health & Safety Code Section 297.103
Local Provider Participation Fund; Authorized Uses of Money
(a)Each county that collects a mandatory payment authorized under this chapter shall create a local provider participation fund.
(b)The local provider participation fund of a county consists of:
(1)all revenue received by the county attributable to mandatory payments authorized under this chapter, including any penalties and interest attributable to delinquent payments;
(2)money received from the Health and Human Services Commission as a refund of an intergovernmental transfer from the county to the state for the purpose of providing the nonfederal share of Medicaid supplemental payment program payments, provided that the intergovernmental transfer does not receive a federal matching payment; and
(3)the earnings of the fund.
(c)Money deposited to the local provider participation fund may be used only to:
(1)fund intergovernmental transfers from the county to the state to provide:
(A)the nonfederal share of a Medicaid supplemental payment program authorized under the state Medicaid plan, the Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program waiver issued under Section 1115 of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Section 1315), or a successor waiver program authorizing similar Medicaid supplemental payment programs; or
(B)payments to Medicaid managed care organizations that are dedicated for payment to hospitals;
(2)subsidize indigent programs;
(3)pay the administrative expenses of the county solely for activities under this chapter;
(4)refund a portion of a mandatory payment collected in error from a paying hospital;
(5)refund to paying hospitals the proportionate share of money received by the county from the Health and Human Services Commission that is not used to fund the nonfederal share of Medicaid supplemental payment program payments; and
(6)refund to paying hospitals the proportionate share of money that the county determines cannot be used to fund the nonfederal share of Medicaid supplemental payment program payments.
(d)Money in the local provider participation fund may not be commingled with other county funds.
(e)An intergovernmental transfer of funds described by Subsection (c)(1) and any funds received by the county as a result of an intergovernmental transfer described by that subsection may not be used by the county or any other entity to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Pub. L. No. 111-148) as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Pub. L. No. 111-152).
Section 297.103 — Local Provider Participation Fund; Authorized Uses of Money,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.297.htm#297.103 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).