Disproportionate Share and Supplemental Hospital Payments
[47 Pa.B. 1921]
[Saturday, April 1, 2017]
The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of its funding allocation for inpatient disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments to qualifying inpatient acute care general, psychiatric and rehabilitation hospitals, and qualifying psychiatric and rehabilitation units of acute care general hospitals, outpatient supplemental payments to qualifying inpatient acute care general hospitals and direct medical education payments to qualifying inpatient acute care general hospitals for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2017. The Department is also providing final notice of its annual funding allocation for certain DSH and supplemental payments to new hospitals. The Department is not otherwise changing 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. 6086 (September 24, 2016). The fiscal impact in the intent notice correctly stated the amounts of the Department's allocation; however, the total amount allocated in the first paragraph to qualifying inpatient acute care general, psychiatric and rehabilitation hospitals, and qualifying psychiatric and rehabilitation units of acute care general hospitals, outpatient supplemental payments to qualifying inpatient acute care general hospitals and direct medical education payments to qualifying inpatient acute care general hospitals contained an error. The total amount allocated for these payments is $256.520 million ($123.693 million in State general funds). 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 2016-2017 impact, as a result of the funding allocation for these payments, is $258.885 million ($124.834 million in State general funds).
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1123. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2016-17 is $124,834,000; (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) Medical Assistance—Fee-for-Service; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-542. Filed for public inspection March 31, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]
No part of the information on this site may be reproduced for profit or sold for profit.
This material has been drawn directly from the official Pennsylvania Bulletin full text database. Due to the limitations of HTML or differences in display capabilities of different browsers, this version may differ slightly from the official printed version.