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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 14-2024


Medical Assistance Reliant Hospital Supplemental Payment

[44 Pa.B. 6169]
[Saturday, September 27, 2014]

 The Department of Public Welfare (Department) is announcing its intent to continue funding supplemental payments to certain acute care general hospitals (hospitals) that provide a substantial portion of their inpatient services to Pennsylvania Medical Assistance (MA) beneficiaries. Hospitals with a patient population consisting largely of MA beneficiaries provide access to hospital services that otherwise may not be available to these individuals. The Department does not intend to change the qualifying criteria or payment methodology for this payment from Fiscal Year (FY) 2013-2014.

Fiscal Impact

 The FY 2014-2015 impact, as a result of the continued funding allocation for this payment is $0.300 million ($0.145 million in State general funds and $0.155 million in Federal funds upon approval by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services).

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-905. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2014-15 is $145,000; (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) MA—Inpatient; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-2024. Filed for public inspection September 26, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]

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