TITLE 17. EDUCATION

CHAPTER 4. LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE

PART II. DIVISIONS, BRANCHES AND DEPARTMENTS

SUBPART C-2. LSU HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER-HEALTH CARE SERVICES DIVISION

 

17:1519.6        Funding and budget

A. The health care services division shall be an organizational unit within the LSU HSC-NO and shall be budgeted as a single appropriation separate and distinct from the appropriation or budget for any other institution or school under the supervision and management of the board.  The appropriation for the health care services division shall only indicate the amount of state general fund dollars appropriated to this schedule and shall exclude state general funds for Medicaid and Medicaid-Uncompensated Care.  All other funds generated by hospital operations shall be deposited directly into the Health Care Services Fund without appropriation.  Funds from other institutions, schools, or divisions under the management of the board shall not be used to offset any deficit which may occur within the health care services division, and, conversely, funds from the health care services division shall not be used to offset any deficit which may occur within other institutions, schools, or divisions under the management of the board.

B. The LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans is authorized to establish and maintain such funds for the division as the board deems appropriate.

C. Revenues from the Medicaid program for Medicaid costs included in the operating budget for hospitals operated by the LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans and the LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport shall not exceed the amount of such revenues which are budgeted and allocated for such purpose in the Medicaid budget until implementation by the Department of Health and Hospitals of a common Medicaid payment methodology for all state and nonstate acute care hospitals.  To ensure compliance with the Rural Hospital Preservation Act, [FN1] any Medicaid common payment methodology applicable to a rural hospital as defined in R.S. 40:1300.143(3) shall maximize Medicaid reimbursement as required by R.S. 40:1300.144(A)(2).  If the amount of such revenues budgeted and allocated for such purpose in the Medicaid budget is revised during a fiscal year, the Department of Health and Hospitals shall notify the board of such revision.  Upon receipt of the notification, the board shall adjust the operating budget for these hospitals which adjustment shall be in conformity with the revision.

D. The LSU Health Sciences Center shall continue its commitment to collaborate with and support rural physicians and rural hospitals throughout Louisiana through sponsoring continuing medical education, furnishing medical consultation to physicians, and rendering other support as may be appropriate, within available resources.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans nor any subdivision or affiliate thereof, either directly or indirectly through their medical staff members, faculty practice plan members, employees, independent contractors, agents or assigns shall undertake to offer in any parish a health care service provided at the time by a rural hospital in that parish without first consulting with each such rural hospital in the parish, and affording each such rural hospital the maximum practical opportunity to participate in the provision of such health care services.  For the purposes of this Subsection, "rural hospital" means a hospital defined in the Rural Hospital Preservation Act.

Acts 2003, No. 906, § 1, eff. July 1, 2003.  Amended by Acts 2004, No. 629, § 1;  Acts 2005, No. 182, § 1, eff. June 28, 2005;  Acts 2005, No. 328, § 1;  Acts 2006, No. 521, § 1.