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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 08-1343


Trauma Disproportionate Share Payments

[38 Pa.B. 3944]
[Saturday, July 19, 2008]

Purpose of Notice

   The Department of Public Welfare (Department) is announcing that it will pay West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc. a Trauma Disproportionate Share (DSH) payment in accordance with a Federal Court Order. See West Virginia University Hospitals Inc. v. Rendell et al., 2007 U. S. Dist. LEXIS 81901, (M. D. Pa. 2007). The Department will calculate the Trauma DSH payment in the same manner as the Department calculates the payment for Level I and Level II trauma centers located in the Commonwealth.

Fiscal Impact

   There is no anticipated fiscal impact as a result of this change. The trauma payments are anticipated to remain at the current funding levels; however, July 1, 2007, WVUH will be included in the distribution.

Public Comment

   Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding this notice to the Department of Public Welfare, Office of Medical Assistance Programs, c/o Regulations Coordinator, Room 515, Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120. Comments received within 30 days will be reviewed and considered for any subsequent revision of the notice.

   Persons with a disability who require an auxiliary aid or service may submit comments using the AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).


   Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-564. No fiscal impact; (8) recommends adoption.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-1343. Filed for public inspection July 18, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]

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