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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 12-254



Additional Class of Payments to Qualifying Acute Care General Hospitals for Obstetrical and Neonatal Intensive Care Services

[42 Pa.B. 872]
[Saturday, February 11, 2012]

 The Department of Public Welfare (Department) is providing final notice of an increase to the funding allocation 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 is no change in the qualifying criteria or payment methodology for these payments.

 The Department published notice of its intent to increase the funding allocation for these DSH payments at 41 Pa.B. 2769 (May 28, 2011). The Department received no public comments during the 30-day comment period, and will implement the changes as described in its notice of intent.

Fiscal Impact

 The FY 2010-2011 obstetrical and neonatal DSH payment in the amount of $10.717 million ($4.815 million in State funds) will be paid to qualifying hospitals.


Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-738. (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. 12-254. Filed for public inspection February 10, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]

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