Additional Class of Disproportionate Share Payments

[46 Pa.B. 7765]
[Saturday, December 10, 2016]

 The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of its funding allocation for disproportionate share hospital payments to qualifying acute care general Medical Assistance (MA) hospitals in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-2016. These payments support the hospitals' continued participation in the MA Program and are intended to promote the availability of professional medical services for MA populations in less urbanized areas of this Commonwealth by supporting medical education and academic medical programs. The Department is not otherwise changing the qualifying criteria or payment methodology for these payments.

 The Department published notice of its intent to allocate funding for these payments at 46 Pa.B. 2474 (May 14, 2016). The Department received no public comments during the 30-day comment period and will implement the change as described in its notice of intent.

Fiscal Impact

 The FY 2015-2016 impact as a result of these payments is $1.667 million ($0.800 million in State general funds and $0.867 million in Federal funds).


Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1095. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2015-16 is $800,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2016-17 through 5th Succeeding Year 2020-21 are $0; (4) 2014-15 Program—$17,431,000; 2013-14 Program—$16,831,000; 2012-13 Program—$12,618,000; (7) MA—Academic Medical Centers; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-2134. Filed for public inspection December 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]

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