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DEPARTMENT OF
HUMAN SERVICES

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 to qualifying Medical Assistance (MA) enrolled acute care general hospitals to promote access to acute care services for MA eligible persons in less urban areas of the Commonwealth. 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. 7834 (December 22, 2018). The Department received no comments during the 30-day comment period and will implement the change as described in the notice of intent.

Fiscal Impact

 The FY 2018-2019 impact, as a result of these payments, is $1.571 million ($0.750 million in State general funds and $0.821 million in Federal funds).

TERESA D. MILLER, 
Secretary

Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1326. (1) General Fund;

 (7) Health Program Assistance and Services; (2) Implementing Year 2018-19 is $300,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2019-20 through 5th Succeeding Year 2023-24 are $0; (4) 2017-18 Program—$5,000,000; 2016-17 Program—$0; 2015-16 Program—$0;

 (7) Autism Intervention and Services; (2) Implementing Year 2018-19 is $450,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2019-20 through 5th Succeeding Year 2023-24 are $0; (4) 2017-18 Program—$27,669,000; 2016-17 Program—$22,496,000; 2015-16 Program—$21,501,000;

 (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-710. Filed for public inspection May 10, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]



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