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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 17-1091


Additional Class of Disproportionate Share Payments

[47 Pa.B. 3658]
[Saturday, July 1, 2017]

 The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of its funding allocation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2017 disproportionate share hospital payments to qualifying Medical Assistance (MA) enrolled acute care general hospitals. These payments are intended to provide additional support for the operation of academic medical programs through the medical education of health care professionals needed to treat the MA population. 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. 7764 (December 10, 2016). The Department received no comments during the 30-day comment period and will implement the change as described in the notice of intent.

Fiscal Impact

 The FY 2016-2017 impact as a result of the funding allocation for these payments is $3.216 million ($1.550 million in State general funds and $1.666 million in Federal funds).


Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1157. (1) General Fund;

 (7) MA—Academic Medical Centers; (2) Implementing Year 2016-17 is $1,050,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2017-18 through 5th Succeeding Year 2021-22 are $0; (4) 2015-16 Program—$17,431,000; 2014-15 Program—$17,431,000; 2013-14 Program—$16,831,000;

 (7) MA—Physician Practice Plans; (2) Implementing Year 2016-17 is $500,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2017-18 through 5th Succeeding Year 2021-22 are $0; (4) 2015-16 Program—$9,571,000; 2014-15 Program—$9,571,000; 2013-14 Program—$9,571,000;

 (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-1091. Filed for public inspection June 30, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]

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