Health & Safety Code Section 298E.153
Purpose; Correction of Invalid Provision or Procedure; Limitation of Authority
(a)The purpose of this chapter is to authorize a district to establish a program to enable the district to collect mandatory payments from institutional health care providers to fund the nonfederal share of a Medicaid supplemental payment program or the Medicaid managed care rate enhancements for hospitals to support the provision of health care by institutional health care providers located in the district to district residents in need of health care.
(b)This chapter does not authorize a district to collect mandatory payments for the purpose of raising general revenue or any amount in excess of the amount reasonably necessary to fund the nonfederal share of a Medicaid supplemental payment program or Medicaid managed care rate enhancements for hospitals and to cover the administrative expenses of the district associated with activities under this chapter.
(c)To the extent any provision or procedure under this chapter causes a mandatory payment authorized under this chapter to be ineligible for federal matching funds, the board of a district may provide by rule for an alternative provision or procedure that conforms to the requirements of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. A rule adopted under this section may not create, impose, or materially expand the legal or financial liability or responsibility of the district or an institutional health care provider in the district beyond the provisions of this chapter. This section does not require the board to adopt a rule.
(d)A district may only assess and collect a mandatory payment authorized under this chapter if a waiver program, uniform rate enhancement, or reimbursement described by Section 298E.103 (Local Provider Participation Fund; Authorized Uses of Money)(c)(1) is available to the district.
Section 298E.153 — Purpose; Correction of Invalid Provision or Procedure; Limitation of Authority,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.298E.htm#298E.153 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).