Additional Class of Disproportionate Share Payments to Qualifying Teaching Hospitals
[46 Pa.B. 7769]
[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 teaching hospitals that provide psychiatric services to Medical Assistance (MA) beneficiaries. These payments are intended to assist in supporting the medical education of psychiatrists in hospitals providing psychiatric care to MA beneficiaries and uninsured persons. 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. 1962 (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 the funding allocation for these payments is $0.500 million ($0.240 million in State general funds and $0.260 million in Federal funds).
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1102. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2015-16 is $240,000; (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. 16-2147. Filed for public inspection December 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]
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