Supplemental Payments to Qualifying Hospitals
[49 Pa.B. 2414]
[Saturday, May 11, 2019]
The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of its funding allocation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-2019 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 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. 7840 (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.
The FY 2018-2019 impact, as a result of the funding allocation for these payments, is $3.142 million ($1.500 million in State general funds and $1.642 million in Federal funds).
TERESA D. MILLER,
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1323. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2018-19 is $1,500,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2019-20 through 5th Succeeding Year 2023-24 are $0; (4) 2017-18 Program—$10,071,000; 2016-17 Program—$10,071,000; 2015-16 Program—$9,571,000; (7) Physician Practice Plans; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-713. Filed for public inspection May 10, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]
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