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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 16-2153


Supplemental Payments to Hospitals Providing a High Volume of Services

[46 Pa.B. 7771]
[Saturday, December 10, 2016]

 The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of its establishment of an additional class of supplemental payments for qualifying acute care general hospitals (hospitals) that provide a high volume of services to Medical Assistance (MA) and low-income populations in medically underserved areas. These payments are intended to promote the hospitals' continued participation in the MA Program. The Department also is providing final notice of its Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-2016 funding allocation for this additional class of supplemental payments.

 The Department published notice of its intent to establish this additional class of supplemental payments and to allocate funding for these payments at 46 Pa.B. 3347 (June 25, 2016). The Department received no comments during the 30-day comment period and will implement the changes as described in its notice of intent.

Fiscal Impact

 The FY 2015-2016 impact as a result of these payments is $3.111 million in total funds ($1.500 million in State general funds and $1.611 million in Federal funds).


Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1100. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2015-16 is $1,500,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2016-17 through 5th Succeeding Year 2020-21 are $0; (4) 2014-15 Program—$9,071,000; 2013-14 Program—$9,071,000; 2012-13 Program—$7,937,000; (7) MA—Physician Practice Plans; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-2153. Filed for public inspection December 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]

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