WEST virginia legislature
2017 regular session
Senate Bill 46
By Senators Ferns, Blair, Rucker and Stollings
February 8, 2017; referred
to the Committee on Health and Human Resources; and then to the Committee on Finance]
A BILL to amend and reenact §11-27-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to excluding mobile x-ray services from the health care provider tax.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §11-27-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 27. HEALTH CARE PROVIDER TAXES.
§11-27-8. Imposition of tax on providers of independent laboratory or x-ray services.
(a) Imposition of tax. --
For the privilege of engaging or continuing within this state in the business
of providing independent laboratory or x-ray services, there is
levied and shall be collected from every person rendering such the
service an annual broad-based health care related tax.
(b) Rate and measure of tax.
-- The tax imposed in subsection (a) of this section
shall be is
five percent of the gross receipts derived by the taxpayer from furnishing
independent laboratory or x-ray services in this state.
(c) Definitions. --
receipts" means the amount received or receivable, whether in cash or in
kind, from patients, third-party payers and others for independent laboratory
or x-ray services furnished by the provider, including retroactive adjustments
under reimbursement agreements with third-party payers, without any deduction
for any expenses of any kind: Provided, That accrual basis providers
be are allowed to reduce gross receipts by their contractual
allowances, to the extent such the allowances are included
therein, and by bad debts, to the extent the amount of such the
bad debts was previously included in gross receipts upon which the tax imposed
by this section was paid.
(2) "Contractual allowances" means the difference between revenue (gross receipts) at established rates and amounts realizable from third-party payers under contractual agreements.
(3) "Independent laboratory or x-ray services" means those services provided in a licensed, free-standing laboratory or x-ray facility. It does not include laboratory or x-ray services provided in a physician's office, through a mobile unit, hospital inpatient department or hospital outpatient department.
(d) Effective date. --
The tax imposed by this section
shall apply applies to gross
receipts received or receivable by providers after May 31, 1993.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to exclude mobile x-ray services from the health care provider tax.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.