Additional Class of Disproportionate Share Payments
[47 Pa.B. 3446]
[Saturday, June 17, 2017]
The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of its funding allocation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2017 disproportionate share hospital payments made 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. These payments are intended to promote access to medically necessary inpatient services for MA eligible and low income 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. 7764 (December 10, 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 2016-2017 impact as a result of the funding allocation for these payments is $0.723 million ($0.349 million in State general funds and $0.374 million in Federal funds).
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1147. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2016-17 is $349,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2017-18 through 5th Succeeding Year 2021-22 are $0; (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. 17-1010. Filed for public inspection June 16, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]
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