Disproportionate Share and Supplemental Hospital Payments
[44 Pa.B. 6163]
[Saturday, September 27, 2014]
The Department of Public Welfare (Department) is announcing its intent to continue funding inpatient disproportionate share hospital (DSH), outpatient supplemental and direct medical education payments for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014-2015 at the same levels as was allocated for FY 2013-2014. There is no change to the qualifying criteria or payment methodology for these payments for FY 2014-2015. The Department also intends to allocate an annualized amount of $1.464 million for FY 2014-2015 for certain DSH and supplemental payments to new hospitals. The Department is making no other changes to the payment methodologies for new hospitals.
The FY 2014-2015 impact is $263.805 million ($125.986 million in State general funds).
Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding this notice to the Department of Public Welfare, Office of Medical Assistance Programs, Attention, c/o Regulations Coordinator, Room 515, Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120. Comments received within 30 days will be reviewed and considered for any subsequent revision of the notice.
Persons with a disability who require an auxiliary aid or service may submit comments using the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).
BEVERLY D. MACKERETH,
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-909. (1) General Fund;
(7) Medical Assistance—Inpatient; (2) Implementing Year 2014-15 is $97,149,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2015-16 through 5th Succeeding Year 2019-20 are $0; (4) 2013-14 Program—$163,862,000; 2012-13 Program—$268,112,000; 2011-12 Program—$325,685,000;
(7) Medical Assistance—Outpatient; (2) Implementing Year 2014-15 is $28,837,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2015-16 through 5th Succeeding Year 2019-20 are $0; (4) 2013-14 Program—$264,179,000; 2012-13 Program—$450,835,000; 2011-12 Program—$645,095,000;
(8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-2021. Filed for public inspection September 26, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]
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