Medical Assistance Reliant Hospital Supplemental Payments
[46 Pa.B. 2634]
[Saturday, May 21, 2016]
The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of its continued funding of supplemental payments in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-2016 to qualifying acute care general hospitals (hospitals) that provide a substantial portion of 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 did not otherwise change the qualifying criteria or payment methodology for this payment from FY 2014-2015.
The Department published notice of its intent to continue funding these supplemental payments at 46 Pa.B. 827 (February 13, 2016). The Department received no public comments during the 30-day comment period and is implementing the change as described in its notice of intent.
The FY 2015-2016 impact is $0.300 million ($0.144 million in State general funds).
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1018. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2015-16 is $144,000; (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) MA—Fee-for-Service; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-879. Filed for public inspection May 20, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]
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