Program Authorization: R.S. 36:254,258, 259; 40:2002,2014; Act 3 of 1997
The mission of the University Medical Center is to provide acute general medical, surgical, psychiatric, inpatient and ambulatory medical care for the medically indigent, uninsured, Medicaid and Medicare eligible and self-paying patients in the following parishes: Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Martin, St. Landry, Vermilion, and St. Mary. The hospital is currently staffed for 142 beds, and is a teaching hospital affiliated with the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans.
The goal of University Medical Center is to provide the highest level of acute general medical and speciality services of medicine, surgery, obstetrics-gynecology, ophthalmology, urology, orthopedics, pediatrics and critical care to all patients, including, the medically indigent, Department of Corrections inmates, the insured, Medicare and Medicaid eligible and self-paying patients of the hospital's service area.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. During FY 1998-99, University Medical Center will provide professional, quality, acute general medical and specialty health services to the patients in the hospital.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program's existing budget is funded with general fund added pursuant to Act 1281 of 1997 for the payment of a legal fee of an employee of the hospital found innocent of the charges brought against him in the course of his employment at the hospital, interagency transfers, self-generated revenue and federal funds. The interagency transfers represent Title XIX reimbursement from the Medicaid program for services provided to Medicaid eligible and "free care" patients. The self-generated revenue represents insurance and self pay revenues for services provided to patients who are not eligible for "free care". The federal funds are derived from Title XVIII, Medicare payments for services provided to Medicare eligible patients.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
Add general fund pursuant to Act 1281 of 1997 for payment of the legal fees of an employee of the hospital acquitted of the charges brought against him in the course of his employment with the hospital
Combine all positions authorizations for this, and all other HCSD hospitals in the Administration program to provide additional management flexibility in determining individual hospital manpower requirements
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 98.7% of the existing operating budget. It represents 86.3% of the total request ($67,776,041) for this program. Most of the difference between the existing operating budget and the amount recommended is accounted for by the non-recurring $13,121 of general fund added for payment of the legal fees of an employee of the hospital found innocent of charges brought against him in the course of his employment with the hospital, and $2 million of federal funds carried forward from FY 1997-1998 for acquisitions and major repairs. In addition, interagency transfers have been increased by $140,000 for a 5.91% pay raise for house officers and by $280,000 to upgrade the telephone systems for year 2000 compliance. Full funding has been provided for salaries. Professional services have been reduced, seventy-four (74) vacant positions have been eliminated, and additional interagency transfer means of financing added, to provide the necessary funding adjustments needed in the salaries and related benefits categories. All positions authorizations remaining after the position reductions specified above for this and the other HCSD hospitals have been combined in the Administration program to provide additional management flexibility in determining individual hospital manpower needs.
The Total Recommended amount above includes $39,987,588 of Supplementary Recommendations of which $0 is State General Fund for 70% of the budget of this program. Funding of this Supplementary Recommendation is dependent upon renewal of the current sales tax rate of 3% on the sales tax suspension of exemptions base.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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