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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 10-1894



Additional Class of Disproportionate Share Payments for Critical Access Hospitals and Qualifying Rural Hospitals

[40 Pa.B. 5649]
[Saturday, October 2, 2010]

 The Department of Public Welfare (Department) is providing final notice of funding allocation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009-2010 for disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments to qualifying hospitals based on the designation as a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) or as a qualifying rural hospital. There is no change in the current qualifying criteria or methodology for determining eligibility for these payments.

 The Department published notice of its intent to allocate funding for DSH payments to hospitals based on the designation as a CAH or as a qualifying rural hospital at 40 Pa.B. 1839 (April 3, 2010). The Department received no public comments during the 30-day comment period, and will implement the changes described in its notice of intent.

Fiscal Impact

 For FY 2009-2010 these DSH payments will total $9.687 million ($4.378 million in State funds), reflecting a reduction of $1.078 million ($0.487 million in State funds) from the amounts appropriated in Act 10-A of 2009.


Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-659. No fiscal impact; (8) recommends adoption.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-1894. Filed for public inspection October 1, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]

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