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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 12-1875


Trauma Disproportionate Share Payments

[42 Pa.B. 6052]
[Saturday, September 22, 2012]

 The Department of Public Welfare (Department) is providing final notice of a decrease to the funding allocation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011-2012 disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments to hospitals that qualify as trauma centers for the purpose of improving access to readily available and coordinated trauma care for the citizens of this Commonwealth. This decrease in funding is required to be consistent with the Fiscal Year 2011-2012 amount appropriated for this DSH payment. There is no change in the current qualifying criteria or methodology for determining eligibility for these payments.

 The Department published notice of its intent to decrease the funding allocation for these DSH payments to qualifying hospitals at 42 Pa.B. 1932 (April 7, 2012). The Department received no public comments during the 30-day comment period and will implement the change described in its notice of intent.

Fiscal Impact

 The FY 2011-2012 fiscal impact, as a result of this additional class of DSH payments, is $17.338 million ($7.790 million in State general funds and $9.548 in Federal funds).


Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-791. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2011-12 is $7,790,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2012-13 is $0; 2nd Succeeding Year 2013-14 is $0; 3rd Succeeding Year 2014-15 is $0; 4th Succeeding Year 2015-16 is $0; 5th Succeeding Year 2016-17 is $0; (4) 2010-11 Program—$11,322,000; 2009-10 Program—$10,387,000; 2008-09 Program—$11,597,000; (7) Trauma Centers; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover these payments.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-1875. Filed for public inspection September 21, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]

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