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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 16-1881


Medical Assistance Reliant Hospital Supplemental Payments

[46 Pa.B. 6940]
[Saturday, October 29, 2016]

 The Department of Human Services (Department) is announcing its intent to allocate funding in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2017 and in subsequent fiscal years for supplemental payments to qualifying acute care general hospitals (hospitals) that provide a substantial portion of their inpatient services to Pennsylvania Medical Assistance (MA) beneficiaries. Hospitals with a patient population consisting largely of MA beneficiaries provide access to hospital services that otherwise may not be available to these individuals. The Department does not intend to otherwise change the qualifying criteria or payment methodology for these payments.

Fiscal Impact

 Beginning with State FY 2016-2017, the Department will allocate an annualized amount of $0.300 million for this payment ($0.145 million in State general funds and $0.155 million in Federal funds) upon approval by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Public Comment

 Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding this notice to the Department of Human Services, Office of Medical Assistance Programs, c/o Regulations Coordinator, Room 515, Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120. The Department will review and consider comments received within 30 days in determining the final payment methodology for these payments.

 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).


Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1065. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2016-17 is $145,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2017-18 through 5th Succeeding Year 2021-22 are $0; (4) 2015-16 Program—$392,918,000; 2014-15 Program—$564,772,000; 2013-14 Program—$428,041,000; (7) MA—Fee-for-Service; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-1881. Filed for public inspection October 28, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]

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