Disproportionate Share Payments to Qualifying Hospitals
[49 Pa.B. 3022]
[Saturday, June 8, 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 acute care Medical Assistance (MA) hospitals. These payments are intended to promote the availability of professional medical services to MA populations in less urbanized areas of this Commonwealth by supporting medical education and academic medical programs. 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. 7714 (December 15, 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 $5.864 million ($2.800 million in State general funds and $3.064 million in Federal funds).
TERESA D. MILLER,
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1334. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2018-19 is $2,800,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2019-20 through 5th Succeeding Year 2023-24 are $0; (4) 2017-18 Program—$24,681,000; 2016-17 Program—$21,181,000; 2015-16 Program—$17,431,000; (7) MA—Academic Medical Centers; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-868. Filed for public inspection June 7, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]
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