Additional Class of Payments to Qualifying Acute Care General Hospitals for Obstetrical and Neonatal Intensive Care Services
[41 Pa.B. 2769]
[Saturday, May 28, 2011]
The Department of Public Welfare (Department) is announcing its intent to increase the allocation of funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010-2011 for disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments to certain qualifying hospitals based on obstetrical and neonatal intensive care cases. There will be no change in the current qualifying criteria or methodology for determining eligibility for these payments.
For FY 2010-2011, obstetrical and neonatal DSH payments in the amount of $10.854 million ($4.815 million in State funds) will be paid to qualifying hospitals.
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).
GARY D. ALEXANDER,
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-690. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2010-11 is $4,815,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2011-12 is $0; 2nd Succeeding Year 2012-13 is $0; 3rd Succeeding Year 2013-14 is $0; 4th Succeeding Year 2014-15 is $0; 5th Succeeding Year 2015-16 is $0; (4) 2007-08 Program—$5,000,000; 2008-09 Program—$6,544,000; 2009-10 Program—$4,500,000; (7) Medical Assistance—Obstetric and Neonatal Services; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 11-909. Filed for public inspection May 27, 2011, 9:00 a.m.]
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