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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 10-2282



Additional Class of Disproportionate Share Payments to Qualifying Teaching Hospitals

[40 Pa.B. 6845]
[Saturday, November 27, 2010]

 The Department of Public Welfare is announcing its intent to allocate funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010-2011 for disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments to qualifying teaching hospitals that provide psychiatric services to Medical Assistance recipients at the same level as was allocated for FY 2009-2010. There will be no change in the current qualifying criteria or methodology for determining eligibility for these payments.

Fiscal Impact

 The FY 2010-2011 fiscal impact, as a result of this additional class of DSH payments is $0.500 million ($0.223 million in State General Funds and $0.277 million in Federal Funds upon approval by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services).

Public Comment

 Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding this notice to the Department of Public Welfare, Office of Medical Assistance Programs, c/o Regulations Coordinator, Room 515, Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120. Comments received within 30 days will be reviewed and considered for any subsequent revision of the notice.

 Persons with a disability who require an auxiliary aid or service may submit comments using the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).

Acting Secretary

Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-667. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2010-11 is $223,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2011-12 is $224,000; 2nd Succeeding Year 2012-13 is $224,000; 3rd Succeeding Year 2013-14 is $224,000; 4th Succeeding Year 2014-15 is $224,000; 5th Succeeding Year 2015-16 is $224,000; (4) 2007-08 Program—$468,589,000; 2008-09 Program—$426,822,000; 2009-10 Program—$373,515,000; (7) Medical Assistance—Inpatient; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-2282. Filed for public inspection November 24, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]

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