Additional Class of Disproportionate Share Payments
[42 Pa.B. 5703]
[Saturday, September 1, 2012]
The Department of Public Welfare (Department) is providing final notice of a decrease to the funding allocation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011-2012 for an additional class of disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments to certain qualifying hospitals that the Department determines provide a high volume of services to Medical Assistance (MA) eligible and low-income populations. This decrease in funding is required to be consistent with the FY 2011-2012 appropriated amount for inpatient hospital services. There is no change in the qualifying criteria or payment methodology for this additional class of DSH payments.
The Department published notice of its intent to decrease the funding allocation for these DSH payments to qualifying hospitals at 42 Pa.B. 2350 (April 28, 2012). The Department received no public comments during the 30-day comment period and will implement the changes described in its notice of intent.
The FY 2011-2012 fiscal impact, as a result of this additional class of DSH payments, is $4.258 million ($1.913 million in State general funds and $2.345 million in Federal funds).
GARY D. ALEXANDER,
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-786. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2011-12 is $1,913,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2012-13 is $0; 2nd Succeeding Year 2013-14 is $0; 3rd Succeeding Year 2014-15 is $0; 4th Succeeding Year 2015-16 is $0; 5th Succeeding Year 2016-17 is $0; (4) 2010-11 Program—$243,809,000; 2009-10 Program—$371,515,000; 2008-09 Program—$426,822,000; (7) MA—Inpatient; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover these payments.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-1697. Filed for public inspection August 31, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]
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