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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 21-1737



Disproportionate Share Payments to Qualifying Hospitals

[51 Pa.B. 6567]
[Saturday, October 16, 2021]

 The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final public notice to establish a new class of COVID-19 Relief Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments beginning Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2021 to qualifying acute care general hospitals to provide financial relief to hospitals and promote access to acute care services for Pennsylvania Medical Assistance-eligible persons during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition, the Department is revising the payment reconciliation process to account for this new class of DSH payments.

 The Department published notice of its intent to allocate funding for these payments at 51 Pa.B. 2600 (May 8, 2021). The Department received no comments during the 30-day comment period. The Department will implement the total payment set forth in the notice of intent.

Fiscal Impact

 For FY 2020-2021, the Department will allocate $128.724 million in total (State and Federal) funds for these DSH payments.

Acting Secretary

Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1467. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2020-21 is $0; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2021-22 is $53,549,000; 2nd Succeeding Year 2022-23 through 5th Succeeding Year 2025-26 are $0; (4) 2019-20 Program—$344,107,000; 2018-19 Program—$342,544,000; 2017-18 Program—$477,690,000; (7) Medial Assistance—Fee-for-Service; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 21-1737. Filed for public inspection October 15, 2021, 9:00 a.m.]

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