Additional Class of Disproportionate Share Payments to Qualifying Teaching Hospitals
[42 Pa.B. 3703]
[Saturday, June 23, 2012]
The Department of Public Welfare (Department) is providing final notice of the funding allocation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011-2012 for disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments to qualifying teaching hospitals that provide psychiatric services to Medical Assistance (MA) recipients. The Department will allocate funding for these payments at the same level that was allocated for FY 2010-2011 payments. 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 these DSH payments to qualifying teaching hospitals at 42 Pa.B. 275 (January 14, 2012). The Department received no public comments during the 30-day comment period and will implement the changes described in its notice of intent.
The FY 2011-2012 fiscal impact, as a result of this additional class of DSH payments, is $0.5 million ($0.225 million in State general funds and $0.275 million in Federal funds).
GARY D. ALEXANDER,
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-766. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2011-12 is $225,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2012-13 is $229,000; 2nd Succeeding Year 2013-14 is $229,000; 3rd Succeeding Year 2014-15 is $229,000; 4th Succeeding Year 2015-16 is $229,000; 5th Succeeding Year 2016-17 is $229,000; (4) 2010-11 Program—$243,809,000; 2009-10 Program—$371,515,000; 2008-09 Program—$426,822,000; (7) MA—Inpatient; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-1174. Filed for public inspection June 22, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]
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