Program Authorization: Act 218 of 1956; Act 753 of 1972; Act 800 of 1990; and Act 3 of 1997
The mission of the W. O. Moss Regional Medical Center is to provide acute general medical, surgical, psychiatric, inpatient and acute/chronic ambulatory medical care for the medically indigent, uninsured, Medicaid and Medicare eligible patients, and self-paying patients in Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis and adjacent parishes. The hospital is currently staffed for 72 beds.
The goal of W. O. Moss Regional 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, the 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, W.O. Moss 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 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
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 99.8% of the existing operating budget. It represents 84.9% of the total request ($33,133,787) for this program. Most of the difference between the existing operating budget and the amount recommended is accounted for by the non-recurring $458,718 of federal funds carried forward from FY 1997-1998 for acquisitions and major repairs. Full funding has been provided for salaries, forty-one (41) vacant positions have been eliminated, and additional interagency transfer means of financing has been added in order 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 $19,456,256 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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