Additional Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments

[46 Pa.B. 6938]
[Saturday, October 29, 2016]

 The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of its allocation and the increase to this funding allocation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-2016 disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments to qualifying Medical Assistance enrolled hospitals that provide obstetrical and neonatal health care services. The Department is not otherwise changing the qualifying criteria or payment methodology for these payments.

 The Department initially published notice of its intent to allocate funding for these DSH payments at 46 Pa.B. 1393 (March 12, 2016), and then published notice of its intent to increase funding for these DSH payments at 46 Pa.B. 2741 (May 28, 2016). The Department received no public comments during either 30-day comment period and will implement the changes as described in the notices.

Fiscal Impact

 The total FY 2015-2016 impact as a result of the allocation for this additional class of DSH payments is $13.922 million ($6.681 million in State general funds and $7.241 million in Federal funds).


Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1063. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2015-16 is $6,681,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2016-17 through 5th Succeeding Year 2020-21 are $0; (4) 2014-15 Program—$6,681,000; 2013-14 Program—$6,681,000; 2012-13 Program—$3,681,000; (7) Medical Assistance—Obstetric and Neonatal Services; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-1878. Filed for public inspection October 28, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]

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