Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments for Trauma Services
[48 Pa.B. 3493]
[Saturday, June 9, 2018]
The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of its funding allocation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2018 trauma disproportionate share hospital payments to Medical Assistance enrolled acute care general hospitals qualifying as trauma centers. 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 47 Pa.B. 7773 (December 23, 2017). 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 2017-2018 impact, as a result of the funding allocation for these payments, is $17.966 million ($8.656 million in State general funds and $9.310 million in Federal funds).
TERESA D. MILLER,
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1242. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2017-18 is $8,656,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2018-19 through 5th Succeeding Year 2022-23 are $0; (4) 2016-17 Program—$8,656,000; 2015-16 Program—$8,656,000; 2014-15 Program—$8,656,000; (7) Trauma Centers; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-895. Filed for public inspection June 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]
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