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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 01-691



Additional Class of Disproportionate Share Payments; Final Public Notice

[31 Pa.B. 2229]

   The purpose of this announcement is to provide final public notice of the Department of Public Welfare's (Department) establishment of an additional class of disproportionate share (DSH) payment for certain qualifying hospitals.

   The Department published a notice at 30 Pa.B. 6013 (November 18, 2000). This notice detailed an additional class of DSH payments for certain hospitals, which the Department has determined advance the Department's goal of enhanced access to multiple types of medical care in economically distressed areas of this Commonwealth. The Department received two comments in response to the public notice. The Department has duly considered the comments received and following extensive review of the issues, the Department has decided to implement the additional class of DSH as originally proposed. The Department has responded directly to those who filed comments.

   This additional class of DSH payments is effective January 1, 2001.


   Fiscal Note:  14-NOT-282. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2000-01 is $5.862 million; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2001-02 is $5.862 million; 2nd Succeeding Year 2002-03 is $5.862 million; 3rd Succeeding Year 2003-04 is $5.862 million; 4th Succeeding Year 2004-05 is $5.862 million; 5th Succeeding Year 2005-06 is $5.862 million; (4) 1999-00 Program--$392.528 million; 1998-99 Program--$453.594 million; 1997-98 Program--$428.079 million; (7) Medical Assistance-Inpatient; (8) recommends adoption. Funds are included in the budget for this purpose.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 01-691. Filed for public inspection April 20, 2001, 9:00 a.m.]

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