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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 11-393



Discontinuation of an Additional Class of Disproportionate Share Payments to Qualifying Acute Care General Hospitals

[41 Pa.B. 1267]
[Saturday, March 5, 2011]

 The Department of Public Welfare (Department) is providing final notice of the discontinuation of an additional class of disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments to certain qualifying acute care general hospitals that provide a high volume of Medical Assistance acute care and psychiatric services and incur significant uncompensated care costs.

 Funding was not included in the Commonwealth's 2009-2010 Budget for these DSH payments and the Department discontinued these DSH payments.

 The Department published notice of its intent to discontinue this additional class of DSH payments at 40 Pa.B. 2719 (May 22, 2010). The Department received no public comments during the 30-day comment period, and implemented the changes described in its notice of intent.

Fiscal Impact

 The Fiscal Year 2009-2010 fiscal impact, as a result of the elimination of these DSH payments is a savings of $2.213 million ($1 million in State General funds and $1.213 million in Federal funds).

Acting Secretary

Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-663. No fiscal impact; (8) recommends adoption.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 11-393. Filed for public inspection March 4, 2011, 9:00 a.m.]

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