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 Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-2016 disproportionate share hospital payments to qualifying Medical Assistance enrolled acute care general hospitals that participate in an academic medical program. The Department is not otherwise changing the qualifying criteria or payment methodology for these payments.
The Department published notice of its intent to continue funding these payments at 46 Pa.B. 1957 (April 16, 2016). The Department received no comments during the 30-day comment period and will implement the change as described in its notice of intent.
The FY 2015-2016 impact as a result of these payments is $4.168 million ($2.000 million in State general funds and $2.168 million in Federal funds).
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1098. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2015-16 is $2,000,000; (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) Medical Assistance—Academic Medical Centers; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-2135. Filed for public inspection December 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]
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