Disproportionate Share Payments to Qualifying Hospitals
[49 Pa.B. 2413]
[Saturday, May 11, 2019]
The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of its funding allocation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-2019 disproportionate share hospital payments made to qualifying Medical Assistance (MA) enrolled acute care general hospitals that provide a high volume of services to MA and low-income populations. 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 48 Pa.B. 7464 (December 1, 2018). 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 2018-2019 impact, as a result of the fund- ing allocation for these payments, is $1.659 million ($0.792 million in State general funds and $0.867 million in Federal funds).
TERESA D. MILLER,
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1325. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2018-19 is $792,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2019-20 through 5th Succeeding Year 2023-24 are $0; (4) 2017-18 Program—$477,690,000; 2016-17 Program—$450,970,000; 2015-16 Program—$392,918,000; (7) MA—Fee-for-Service; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-709. Filed for public inspection May 10, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]
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