53-6-125. Physician services reimbursement. (1) The fee for a covered service provided by a physician under the medicaid program is determined by multiplying the conversion factor times the relative value unit for that service times any applicable policy adjusters.
(2) (a) For fiscal years 2018 and 2019, the conversion factor must be increased, at a minimum, by the same numerical inflation factor calculated in accordance with 20-9-326.
(b) For each subsequent fiscal year, the conversion factor must be increased, at a minimum, by the same percentage increase as the consumer price index for medical care for the previous year, as calculated by the bureau of labor statistics of the United States department of labor.
(3) For the biennium beginning July 1, 2019, the amount of reimbursement calculated under this section each fiscal year is reduced to fund the development of health information exchange by the following amounts:
(a) for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, $200,000; and
(b) for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020, $400,000. (Subsection (3) terminates June 30, 2021--sec. 13, Ch. 393, L. 2019.)