Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments for Access to Care
[46 Pa.B. 6940]
[Saturday, October 29, 2016]
The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of its funding allocation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-2016 disproportionate share hospital payments made to qualifying Medical Assistance (MA) enrolled acute care general hospitals that provide a high volume of services to MA and low-income populations. The Department did not otherwise change the qualifying criteria or payment methodology for these payments.
The Department published notice of its intent to allocate funding for these payments at 46 Pa.B. 1290 (March 5, 2016). The Department received no public comments during the 30-day comment period and will implement the change as described in its notice of intent.
The FY 2015-2016 impact, as a result of these payments, is $1.651 million ($0.792 million in State general funds and $0.859 million in Federal funds).
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1061. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2015-16 is $792,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2016-17 through 5th Succeeding Year 2020-21 are $0; (4) 2014-15 Program—$564,772,000; 2013-14 Program—$428,041,000; 2012-13 Program—$718,947,000; (7) MA—Fee-for-Service; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-1880. Filed for public inspection October 28, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]
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