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 (MA) enrolled acute care general hospitals which provide a high volume of inpatient services to MA eligible and low income populations. 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. 1958 (April 16, 2016). The Department received no comments during the 30-day comment period and will implement the change as described in the notice of intent.
The FY 2015-2016 impact as a result of the funding allocation for these payments is $0.726 million ($0.348 million in State general funds and $0.378 million in Federal funds).
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1096. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2015-16 is $348,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2016-17 through 5th Succeeding Year 2020-21 are $0; (4) 2014-15 Program—$564,772,000; 2013-14 Program—$428,041,000; 2012-13 Program—$718,947,000; (7) MA—Fee-for-Service; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-2136. Filed for public inspection December 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]
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