Change to an Additional Class of Disproportionate Share Payments
[45 Pa.B. 6642]
[Saturday, November 14, 2015]
The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of its increase to the funding allotted for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014-2015 disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments to certain qualifying Medical Assistance (MA) enrolled hospitals that advance the Department's goal of enhancing access to multiple types of medical care in economically distressed areas of this Commonwealth. The Department is not otherwise changing the qualifying criteria or payment methodology for this payment.
The Department published notice of its intent to increase funding for these DSH payments at 45 Pa.B. 3424 (June 27, 2015). The Department received no public comments during comment period and has implemented the changes as described in its notice of intent.
The FY 2014-2015 fiscal impact as a result of this increase in the allocation for the additional class of DSH payments is $54.154 million ($26.091 million in State general funds).
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-978. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2014-15 is $26,091,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2015-16 through 5th Succeeding Year 2019-20 are $0; (4) 2013-14 Program—$163,862,000; 2012-13 Program—$268,112,000; 2011-12 Program—$325,685,000; (7) MA—Inpatient; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-2019. Filed for public inspection November 13, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]
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