Medical Assistance Supplemental Payment
[46 Pa.B. 7771]
[Saturday, December 10, 2016]
The Department of Human Services (Department) is announcing its intent to allocate funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2017 supplemental payments to qualifying acute care general hospitals (hospitals) that provide a high volume of services to Medical Assistance (MA) and low-income populations in medically underserved areas. These payments are intended to promote the hospitals' continued participation in the MA Program. The Department does not intend to otherwise change the qualifying criteria or payment methodology for these payments.
The FY 2016-2017 impact as a result of the funding allocation for these payments is $3.114 million ($1.500 million in State general funds and $1.614 million in Federal funds) upon approval by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding this notice to the Department of Human Services, Office of Medical Assistance Programs, c/o Regulations Coordinator, Room 515, Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120. The Department will review and consider comments received within 30 days in determining the final payment methodology for these payments.
Persons with a disability who require an auxiliary aid or service may submit comments using the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1085. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2016-17 is $1,500,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2017-18 through 5th Succeeding Year 2021-22 are $0; (4) 2015-16 Program—$9,571,000; 2014-15 Program—$9,071,000; 2013-14 Program—$9,071,000; (7) MA—Physician Practice Plans; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-2151. Filed for public inspection December 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]
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