Additional Class of Disproportionate Share Payments to Qualifying Teaching Hospitals
[42 Pa.B. 5704]
[Saturday, September 1, 2012]
The Department of Public Welfare (Department) is announcing its intent to allocate funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012-2013 for disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments to qualifying teaching hospitals that provide psychiatric services to Medical Assistance (MA) recipients. The Department intends to provide funding at the same level as was allocated for FY 2011-2012. There will be no change in the current qualifying criteria or methodology for determining eligibility for these payments. The Department intends for this funding to be used to help offset medical education costs of psychiatrists incurred by hospitals providing psychiatric care to MA recipients and the uninsured.
The FY 2012-2013 fiscal impact, as a result of this additional class of DSH payments is $0.500 million ($0.228 million in State general funds and $0.272 million in Federal funds upon approval by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services).
Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding this notice to the Department of Public Welfare, Office of Medical Assistance Programs, c/o Regulations Coordinator, Room 515, Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120. Comments received within 30 days will be reviewed and considered for any subsequent revision of the notice.
Persons with a disability who require an auxiliary aid or service may submit comments using the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).
GARY D. ALEXANDER,
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-784. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2012-13 is $228,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2013-14 is $232,000; 2nd Succeeding Year 2014-15 is $232,000; 3rd Succeeding Year 2015-16 is $232,000; 4th Succeeding Year 2016-17 is $232,000; 5th Succeeding Year 2017-18 is $232,000; (4) 2011-12 Program—$325,685,000; 2010-11 Program—$243,809,000; 2009-10 Program—$371,515,000; (7) MA—Inpatient; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-1700. Filed for public inspection August 31, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]
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