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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 16-877


Disproportionate Share and Supplemental Hospital Payments

[46 Pa.B. 2625]
[Saturday, May 21, 2016]

 The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of its funding allocation for inpatient disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments to qualifying inpatient acute care general, psychiatric and rehabilitation hospitals, and qualifying psychiatric and rehabilitation units of acute care general hospitals, outpatient supplemental payments to qualifying inpatient acute care general hospitals and direct medical education payments to qualifying inpatient acute care general hospitals for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-2016. The Department did not otherwise change the qualifying criteria or payment methodology for these payments.

 The Department published notice of its intent to allocate funding in FY 2015-2016 for these DSH and supplemental payments at 46 Pa.B. 728 (February 6, 2016). The Department received no public comments during the 30-day comment period and is implementing the changes as described in its notice of intent.

Fiscal Impact

 The FY 2015-2016 impact is $262.341 million ($125.897 million in State general funds).


Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1019. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2015-16 is $125,897,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2016-17 through 5th Succeeding Year 2020-21 are $0; (4) 2014-15 Program—$564,772,000; 2013-14 Program—$428,041,000; 2012-13 Program—$718,947,000; (7) Medical Assistance—Fee-for-Service; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-877. Filed for public inspection May 20, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]

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