Additional Class of Disproportionate Share Payments for Critical Access Hospitals and Qualifying Rural Hospitals
[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 for disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments to qualifying hospitals based on the designation as a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) or as a qualifying rural hospital. This reduction in the allocation for these DSH payments reflects the reduction in the amount allocated for Medical Assistance (MA) inpatient services in the Commonwealth's FY 2011-2012 budget. There is no change in the current qualifying criteria or methodology for determining eligibility for these payments.
The Department published notice of its intent to decrease the funding allocation for these DSH payments to qualifying hospitals at 42 Pa.B. 1473 (March 17, 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 $7.162 million ($3.218 million in State general funds and $3.944 in Federal funds).
GARY D. ALEXANDER,
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-783. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2011-12 is $3,218,000; (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—$4,677,000; 2009-10 Program—$4,378,000; 2008-09 Program—$4,888,000; (7) MA—CAH; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-1699. Filed for public inspection August 31, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]
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