Committee: Ways and Means General FundSponsor: Clouse
Analyst: Tiffany WeaverDate: 02/15/2022


House Bill 286 as introduced extends the Medicaid assessment of private hospitals that would have expired at the end of fiscal year 2022 to the end of fiscal year 2025. Receipts from the hospital assessment are deposited into the Alabama Health Care Trust Fund to be used by the Medicaid Agency to pay state match for inpatient and outpatient services for Medicaid recipients throughout the state. In fiscal year 2021, the total revenue received from the hospital assessment prior to deductions for the cost of collections were $304,786,423. The Alabama Medicaid Agency estimates $316 million to be collected for fiscal year 2022 from this hospital assessment.

 Steve Clouse, Chair
Ways and Means General Fund