Additional Class of Disproportionate Share Payments

[46 Pa.B. 7767]
[Saturday, December 10, 2016]

 The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of its increase to the funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-2016 disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments to qualifying acute care general hospitals that serve the indigent population of cities in this Commonwealth with a per capita income significantly below the Statewide average for this Commonwealth. The Department is not otherwise changing the qualifying criteria or payment methodology for these payments.

 The Department published notice of its intent to increase funding for these DSH payments at 46 Pa.B. 3346 (June 25, 2016). The Department received no public comments during the 30-day comment period and will implement the change as described in the notice of intent.

Fiscal Impact

 The total FY 2015-2016 impact as a result of this increase in the allocation for the additional class of DSH payments is $14.563 million ($6.989 million in State general funds and $7.574 million in Federal funds).


Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1103. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2015-16 is $6,989,000; (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) Medical Assistance—Fee-for-Service; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-2140. Filed for public inspection December 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]

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