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UPL — From One Lawyer’s Perspective
Under a proposal submitted by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, non-state government owned and operated nursing facilities in Oklahoma, such as those owned by municipal and county hospitals, may become entitled to receive a substantial increase in Medicaid payments. Earlier this year, the Oklahoma Association of Health Care Providers estimated participation in the Upper Limit Program could generate up to $275 million in annual federal revenue for Oklahoma health care at no cost to the state. Speaking before a special meeting of members of LeadingAge Oklahoma, McAfee & Taft healthcare attorney Gregory Frogge provides an overview of the Intergovernmental Transfer/Upper Payment Limit (IGT/UPL) program and its benefits and reviews the complex organizational and operational arrangements and regulatory filings that must be implemented to comply with the program’s requirements.
LeadingAge Oklahoma is the state association of not-for-profit providers of services to the aging. Its membership includes nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, residential care facilities, adult day service providers, and independent living and continuum of care retirement communities throughout the state.