2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
February 1, 2016 - Introduced by Representatives Rohrkaste and Skowronski,
cosponsored by Senators Moulton and Miller. Referred to Committee on
AB840,1,2 1An Act to amend 146.98 (3) (c); and to create 146.98 (7) of the statutes; relating
ambulatory surgical center assessment reporting.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Health Services to submit a report on the
ambulatory surgical center assessment to the Joint Committee on Finance annually,
based on the preceding fiscal year, with certain information as described in the bill.
Under current law, the Department of Revenue may impose an assessment on
ambulatory surgical centers. DHS allocates any assessment among the ambulatory
surgical centers in proportion to their gross patient revenue. DOR, if it imposes an
assessment, must transfer 99.5 percent of the moneys collected to the medical
assistance trust fund, which pays some of the costs for the Medical Assistance
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB840,1 3Section 1. 146.98 (3) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB840,2,24 146.98 (3) (c) Require ambulatory surgical centers to provide the department
5of revenue any data that is required by the department of revenue to determine

1assessment amounts under this section, including information regarding the
2medical specialty of the ambulatory surgical center
AB840,2 3Section 2. 146.98 (7) of the statutes is created to read:
AB840,2,64 146.98 (7) (a) Annually, the department of health services shall submit a report
5to the joint committee on finance containing all of the following information for the
6immediately preceding fiscal year:
AB840,2,87 1. The total amount of revenue collected from eligible ambulatory surgical
8centers under the assessment under this section.
AB840,2,129 2. The amount each eligible ambulatory surgical center paid under the
10assessment under this section. The department of health services may withhold the
11name of the ambulatory surgical center paying the assessment but shall specify the
12specialty of the center paying the assessment.
AB840,2,1513 3. The total amount of money received by each managed care organization, if
14money was received, in Medical Assistance payment increases made in connection
15with the implementation of the assessment under this section.
AB840,2,1716 4. The total amount each managed care organization under subd. 3. paid to
17ambulatory surgical centers.
AB840,2,2018 5. The total amount of Medical Assistance payment increases made in
19connection with the implementation of the assessment paid to eligible ambulatory
20surgical centers on a fee-for-service basis under the assessment under this section.
AB840,3,221 (b) Upon request of the department of health services, the department of
22revenue shall provide to the department of health services any information obtained
23by the department of revenue under sub. (3) (c). The department of revenue is not

1required to provide under this paragraph tax information that is considered
2proprietary to an individual ambulatory surgical center.
AB840,3,33 (End)