Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 89 of chapter 6 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1988 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following definition:-
"Modified non-capital hospital expenses", non-capital hospital expenses less expenses attributable to outpatient dialysis as reported on schedule II column seven lines eighty-seven and eighty-eight of the hospital's nineteen hundred and eighty-five RSC-403 form.
SECTION 2. Chapter 6A of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 98A, as appearing in the 1988 Official Edition, the following section:-
Section 98B. Any hospital not receiving a low-base cost adjustment pursuant to the calculation provided for by sections eighty-nine through ninety-eight, inclusive, shall be entitled to an adjustment to said hospital's patient care costs for hospital fiscal years beginning nineteen hundred and ninety-one if said hospital would have qualified for a low-base cost adjustment using modified non-capital hospital expenses in place of non-capital hospital expenses.
The adjustment to any qualifying hospital's patient care costs for hospital fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninety-one shall be an amount such that the net revenues provided are equal to the product of: (a) the lesser of the cost per adjusted admission recovery or the revenue restoration factor provided for by sections ninety-five and ninety-six, except that wherever the words "projected through fiscal year nineteen hundred and eighty-eight by Data Resources, Inc." appear in section ninety-four to section ninety-six, inclusive, the words "projected through fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninety by Data Resources, Inc." shall be substituted; and (b) forty-three thousand seven hundred and forty-nine one hundred thousandths; and (c) seven thousand two hundred and seventy-three ten thousandths.
SECTION 3. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the rate setting commission is hereby authorized and directed to develop regulations providing for incorporation into any qualifying hospitals patient care costs for hospital fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninety-one, the adjustment calculated in accordance with the provisions of section one and two of this act.