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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 21-436



Disproportionate Share and Supplemental Hospital Payments

[51 Pa.B. 1597]
[Saturday, March 20, 2021]

 The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of its funding allocation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2021 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; direct medical education payments to qualifying inpatient acute care general hospitals; and, certain DSH and supplemental payments to new hospitals.

 The Department published notice of its intent to allocate funding for these payments at 50 Pa.B. 5328 (September 26, 2020). The Department received no public comments during the 30-day comment period and will implement the changes as described in its notice of intent.

Fiscal Impact

 The FY 2020-2021 impact, as a result of the funding allocation for these payments, is $258.729 million in total funds.


Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1428. (1) General Fund; (2) Im- plementing Year 2020-21 is $110,730,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2021-22 through 5th Succeeding Year 2025-26 are $0; (4) 2019-20 Program—$344,107,000; 2018-19 Program—$342,544,000; 2017-18 Program—$477,690,000; (7) Medical Assistance—Fee-for-Service; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 21-436. Filed for public inspection March 19, 2021, 9:00 a.m.]

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