Additional Class of Payments to Qualifying Acute Care General Hospitals for Obstetrical and Neonatal Intensive Care Services
[42 Pa.B. 5705]
[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 hospitals based on obstetrical and neonatal intensive care cases. This decrease in funding is required to be consistent with the FY 2011-2012 appropriated amounts for inpatient hospital services. There will be 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. 1931 (April 7, 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 $7.374 million ($3.313 million in State general funds and $4.061 in Federal funds).
GARY D. ALEXANDER,
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-782. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2011-12 is $3,313,000; (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—$4,815,000; 2009-10 Program—$4,500,000; 2008-09 Program—$6,544,000; (7) Medical Assistance—Obstetric and Neonatal Services; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover these payments.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-1701. Filed for public inspection August 31, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]
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