Additional Class of Disproportionate Share Payments
[48 Pa.B. 4356]
[Saturday, July 21, 2018]
The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of its funding allocation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2018 disproportionate share hospital payments made to qualifying Medical Assistance (MA) enrolled acute care general hospitals which provide a high volume of inpatient services to MA eligible and low-income populations. These payments are intended to promote access to medically necessary inpatient services for MA eligible and low income persons. The Department is not otherwise changing the qualifying criteria or payment methodology for these payments.
The Department published notice of its intent to allocate funding for these payments at 48 Pa.B. 1784 (March 24, 2018). The Department received no comments during the 30-day comment period and will implement the change as described in the notice of intent.
The FY 2017-2018 impact, as a result of the funding allocation for these payments, is $0.724 million ($0.349 million in State general funds and $0.375 million in Federal funds).
TERESA D. MILLER,
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1255. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2017-18 is $349,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2018-19 through 5th Succeeding Year 2022-23 are $0; (4) 2016-17 Program—$450,970,000; 2015-16 Program—$392,918,000; 2014-15 Program—$564,772,000; (7) MA—Fee-for-Service; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-1130. Filed for public inspection July 20, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]
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