New York State Health Care Reform Act (HCRA)

January 6, 2000

Dear Chief Executive Officer:

The following is to inform you that pursuant to Section 78 of the Health Care Reform Act of 2000, the alternative inpatient graduate medical education surcharges which shall be applicable for the period January 1, 2000 through June 30, 2003 shall be the same regional percentage allowances calculated for the period January 1, 1999 through December 31, 1999.

Consequently, you are hereby advised to continue using the 1999 regional allowances when billing non-electing third party payors subject to such allowances for inpatient hospital services. We have enclosed a schedule* of such surcharges by region for your information.

If you should have any questions regarding the application of these surcharges, please contact the Bureau of Financial Management and Information Support at (518) 473-4653.

Very truly yours,

Wayne M. Osten
Office of Health Systems Management