Additional Class of Disproportionate Share Payments
[42 Pa.B. 5704]
[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 disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments to certain qualifying Medical Assistance (MA) enrolled hospitals that advance the Department's goal of enhancing access to multiple types of medical care in economically distressed areas of this Commonwealth. 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. 3702 (June 23, 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 change to the additional class of DSH payments is $14.752 million ($6.628 million in State general funds and $8.124 million in Federal funds).
GARY D. ALEXANDER,
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-787. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2011-12 is $6,628,000; (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 this increase.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-1698. Filed for public inspection August 31, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]
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