Nebraska Revised Statute 68-1928

Chapter 68 Section 1928

68-1928.

Department; discontinue collection of quality assurance assessments; when; return of money.

(1) The department shall discontinue collection of the quality assurance assessments:

(a) If the waiver requested pursuant to section 68-1927 or the medicaid state plan amendment reflecting the payment rates in section 68-1926 is given final disapproval by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the United States Department of Health and Human Services;

(b) If, in any fiscal year, the state appropriates funds for nursing facility or skilled nursing facility rates at an amount that reimburses nursing facilities or skilled nursing facilities at a lesser percentage than the median percentage appropriated to other classes of providers of covered services under the medical assistance program;

(c) If money in the Nursing Facility Quality Assurance Fund is appropriated, transferred, or otherwise expended for any use other than uses permitted pursuant to the Nursing Facility Quality Assurance Assessment Act; or

(d) If federal financial participation to match the quality assurance assessments made under the act becomes unavailable under federal law. In such case, the department shall terminate the collection of the quality assurance assessments beginning on the date the federal statutory, regulatory, or interpretive change takes effect.

(2) If collection of the quality assurance assessment is discontinued as provided in this section, the money in the Nursing Facility Quality Assurance Fund shall be returned to the nursing facilities or skilled nursing facilities from which the quality assurance assessments were collected on the same basis as the assessments were assessed.