a. The cost of advanced life support services provided pursuant to P.L.1984, c.146 (C.26:2K-7 et seq.) to medically indigent persons incurred through a hospital's provision of advanced life support services shall be compensated pursuant to this act. The commission shall, by regulation, establish a schedule of reimbursement rates for advanced life support services. Reimbursement for mobile intensive care unit uncompensated care shall only include those uninsured patients who are classified as charity care pursuant to regulations promulgated by the commissioner. Reimbursement shall exclude bad debt, the difference in a contractual allowance, or any medical denials for a service.
b. The cost of advanced life support services provided by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey University Hospital to uninsured patients who are classified as charity care shall be uncompensated care, except that such uncompensated care shall be exempt from any reimbursement limitations for uncompensated care that apply to University Hospital. Reimbursement for advanced life support services uncompensated care for University Hospital shall not be paid from the fund, but shall be paid through the reimbursement rates of University Hospital as established by the commission.
L.1991,c.187,s.21; per s.86 as amended by 1992, c.160, s.27, expired December 31, 1992.