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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 16-1774

Additional Class of Disproportionate Share Payment

[46 Pa.B. 6583]
[Saturday, October 15, 2016]

 The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of its funding allocation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-2016 disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments to qualifying hospitals that provide a high volume of services to the Medical Assistance population to promote continued access to inpatient and ancillary outpatient services in this Commonwealth and to support academic medical programs that provide integrated patient-centered medical services. The Department is not otherwise changing the qualifying criteria or payment methodology for these payments.

 All payment limitations are applicable, including those limitations that the Commonwealth may not exceed its aggregate annual DSH allotment, and that no hospital may receive DSH payments in excess of its hospital-specific limit.

 The Department published notice of its intent to allocate funding for these payments at 46 Pa.B. 2740 (May 28, 2016). The Department received no comments during the 30-day comment period and will implement the changes as described in the notice of intent.

Fiscal Impact

 The FY 2015-2016 impact, as a result of these payments, is $5.209 million ($2.500 million in State general funds and $2.709 million in Federal funds).


Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1058. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2015-16 is $2,500,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2016-17 through 5th Succeeding Year 2020-21 are $0; (4) 2014-15 Program—$17,431,000; 2013-14 Program—$16,831,000; 2012-13 Program—$12,618,000; (7) Medical Assistance—Academic Medical Centers; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-1774. Filed for public inspection October 14, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]

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