Additional Disproportionate Share Hospital Payment
[48 Pa.B. 5094]
[Saturday, August 18, 2018]
The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of its funding allocation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2018 disproportionate share hospital payments to qualifying acute care general hospitals that provide enhanced access to multiple types of medical care in economically distressed areas. 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 48 Pa.B. 2350 (April 21, 2018). The Department received no comments duringthe 30-day comment period and will implement the change as described in the notice of intent.
The FY 2017-2018 impact, as a result of the funding allocation for these payments, is $90.336 million ($43.524 million in State general funds and $46.812 million in Federal funds).
TERESA D. MILLER,
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1262. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2017-18 is $43,524,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2018-19 through 5th Succeeding Year 2022-23 are $0; (4) 2016-17 Program—$450,970,000; 2015-16 Program—$392,918,000; 2014-15 Program—$564,772,000; (7) Medical Assistance—Fee-for-Service; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-1276. Filed for public inspection August 17, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]
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