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12VAC5-230-540

12VAC5-230-540. Need for medical/surgical beds.

The number of medical/surgical beds projected to be needed in a health planning district shall be computed as follows:

1. Determine the use rate for the medical/surgical beds for the health planning district using the formula:

BUR = (IPD/PoP) x 1,000

Where:

BUR = the bed use rate for the health planning district.

IPD = the sum of total inpatient days in the health planning district for the most recent five years for which inpatient day data has been reported by VHI; and

PoP = the sum of total population 18 years of age and older in the health planning district for the same five years used to determine IPD as reported by a demographic program as determined by the commissioner.

2. Determine the total number of medical/surgical beds needed for the health planning district in five years from the current year using the formula:

ProBed = ((BUR x ProPop)/365)/0.80

Where:

ProBed = The projected number of medical/surgical beds needed in the health planning district for five years from the current year.

BUR = the bed use rate for the health planning district determined in subdivision 1 of this section.

ProPop = the projected population 18 years of age and older of the health planning district five years from the current year as reported by a demographic program as determined by the commissioner.

3. Determine the number of medical/surgical beds that are needed in the health planning district for the five planning horizon years as follows:

NewBed = ProBed – CurrentBed

Where:

NewBed = the number of new medical/surgical beds that can be established in a health planning district, if the number is positive. If NewBed is a negative number, no additional medical/surgical beds should be authorized for the health planning district.

ProBed = the projected number of medical/surgical beds needed in the health planning district for five years from the current year determined in subdivision 2 of this section.

CurrentBed = the current inventory of licensed and authorized medical/surgical beds in the health planning district.

12VAC5-230-550

12VAC5-230-550. Need for pediatric beds.

The number of pediatric beds projected to be needed in a health planning district shall be computed as follows:

1. Determine the use rate for pediatric beds for the health planning district using the formula:

PBUR = (PIPD/PedPop) x 1,000

Where:

PBUR = The pediatric bed use rate for the health planning district.

PIPD = The sum of total pediatric inpatient days in the health planning district for the most recent five years for which inpatient days data has been reported by VHI; and

PedPop = The sum of population under 18 years of age in the health planning district for the same five years used to determine PIPD as reported by a demographic program as determined by the commissioner.

2. Determine the total number of pediatric beds needed to the health planning district in five years from the current year using the formula:

ProPedBed = ((PBUR x ProPedPop)/365)/0.80

Where:

ProPedBed = The projected number of pediatric beds needed in the health planning district for five years from the current year.

PBUR = The pediatric bed use rate for the health planning district determined in subdivision 1 of this section.

ProPedPop = The projected population under 18 years of age of the health planning district five years from the current year as reported by a demographic program as determined by the commissioner.

3. Determine the number of pediatric beds needed within the health planning district for the fifth planning horizon year as follows:

NewPedBed – ProPedBed – CurrentPedBed

Where:

NewPedBed = the number of new pediatric beds that can be established in a health planning district, if the number is positive. If NewPedBed is a negative number, no additional pediatric beds should be authorized for the health planning district.

ProPedBed = the projected number of pediatric beds needed in the health planning district for five years from the current year determined in subdivision 2 of this section.

CurrentPedBed = the current inventory of licensed and authorized pediatric beds in the health planning district.

12VAC5-230-560

12VAC5-230-560. Need for intensive care beds.

The projected need for intensive care beds in a health planning district shall be computed as follows:

1. Determine the use rate for ICU beds for the health planning district using the formula:

ICUBUR = (ICUPD/Pop) x 1,000

Where:

ICUBUR = The ICU bed use rate for the health planning district.

ICUPD = The sum of total ICU inpatient days in the health planning district for the most recent five years for which inpatient day data has been reported by VHI; and

Pop = The sum of population 18 years of age or older for adults or under 18 for pediatric patients in the health planning district for the same five years used to determine ICUPD as reported by a demographic program as determined by the commissioner.

2. Determine the total number of ICU beds needed for the health planning district, including bed availability for unscheduled admissions, five years from the current year using the formula:

ProICUBed = ((ICUBUR x ProPop)/365)/0.65

Where:

ProICUBed = The projected number of ICU beds needed in the health planning district for five years from the current year;

ICUBUR = The ICU bed use rate for the health planning district as determine in subdivision 1 of this section;

ProPop = The projected population 18 years of age or older for adults or under 18 for pediatric patients of the health planning district five years from the current year as reported by a demographic program as determined by the commissioner.

3. Determine the number of ICU beds that may be established or relocated within the health planning district for the fifth planning horizon planning year as follows:

NewICUB = ProICUBed – CurrentICUBed

Where:

NewICUBed = The number of new ICU beds that can be established in a health planning district, if the number is positive. If NewICUBed is a negative number, no additional ICU beds should be authorized for the health planning district.

ProICUBed = The projected number of ICU beds needed in the health planning district for five years from the current year as determined in subdivision 2 of this section.

CurrentICUBed = The current inventory of licensed and authorized ICU beds in the health planning district.