New Class of Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments
[47 Pa.B. 4904]
[Saturday, August 19, 2017]
The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of its establishment of a new class of disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments for qualifying Medical Assistance (MA) enrolled acute care general hospitals to promote access to acute care services for MA eligible persons in less urban areas of this Commonwealth. The Department also is providing final notice of its Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2017 funding allocation for this additional class of DSH payments.
The Department published notice of its intent to establish this new class of DSH payments and to allocate funding for these payments at 47 Pa.B. 2159 (April 8, 2017). The Department received no comments during the 30-day comment period and will implement the qualifying criteria and payment methodology for these payments as described in its notice of intent.
The FY 2016-2017 impact, as a result of the funding allocation for these payments, is $0.622 million ($0.300 million in State general funds and $0.322 million in Federal funds).
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1171. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2016-17 is $300,000; (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. 17-1379. Filed for public inspection August 18, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]
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