State Law

Arkansas Code-Title 23-Subtitle 3-Chapter 99-Subchapter 9. Limitation on Financial Penalties in Alternative Payment Systems

07/28/2023 Arkansas Section 23-99-901

Legislative findings

Risk—Physicians Taking

The General Assembly finds that:

(1) Under an alternative payment system, a healthcare payor, when determining a healthcare provider’s patient care costs, may use factors that are not under the control of the healthcare provider;

(2) A healthcare provider may not receive an appropriate share of savings or reduction in recoupment under an alternative payment system if the healthcare provider’s patients have a higher cost of care; and

(3) A healthcare provider should not be penalized for higher patient care costs if any of the costs, or other factors determining reimbursement, are not under the control of the healthcare provider.