Medical Assistance Reliant Hospital Supplemental Payments
[47 Pa.B. 1923]
[Saturday, April 1, 2017]
The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of its funding allocation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2017 and for subsequent fiscal years for supplemental payments to qualifying acute care general hospitals (hospitals) that provide a substantial portion of their inpatient services to Pennsylvania Medical Assistance (MA) beneficiaries. Hospitals with a patient population consisting largely of MA beneficiaries provide access to hospital services that otherwise may not be available to these individuals. 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. 6940 (October 29, 2016). The Department received no comments during the 30-day comment period and will implement the change as described in the notice of intent.
Beginning with State FY 2016-2017, the Department will allocate an annualized amount of $0.300 million for this payment.
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1124. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2016-17 is $145,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2017-18 through 5th Succeeding Year 2021-22 are $145,000; (4) 2015-16 Program—$392,918; 2014-15 Program—$564,772; 2013-14 Program—$428,041; (7) MA—Fee-for-Service; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-545. Filed for public inspection March 31, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]
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