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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 14-2021



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.

Fiscal Impact

 The FY 2014-2015 impact is $263.805 million ($125.986 million in State general funds).

Public Comment

 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).


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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