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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 18-1461



Additional Class of Disproportionate Share Payments

[48 Pa.B. 5806]
[Saturday, September 15, 2018]

 The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of its funding allocation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2018 disproportionate share hospital 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.

 The Department published notice of its intent to allocate funding for these payments at 48 Pa.B. 3171 (May 26, 2018). The Department received no comments during the 30-day comment period and will implement the change as described in the notice of intent.

Fiscal Impact

 The FY 2017-2018 impact, as a result of the funding allocation for these payments, is $16.634 million ($8.014 million in State general funds and $8.620 million in Federal funds).


Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1269. (1) General Fund;

 (7) Medical Assistance—Academic Medical Centers; (2) Implementing Year 2017-18 is $4,500,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2018-19 through 5th Succeeding Year 2022-23 are $0; (4) 2016-17 Program—$21,181,000; 2015-16 Program—$17,431,000; 2014-15 Program—$17,431,000;

 (7) Medical Assistance—Fee-for-Service (2) Implementing Year 2017-18 is $3,514,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2018-19 through 5th Succeeding Year 2022-23 are $0; (4) 2016-17 Program—$450,970,000; 2015-16 Program—$392,918,000; 2014-15 Program—$564,772,000;

 (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-1461. Filed for public inspection September 14, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]

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