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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 02-1698



Additional Class of Disproportionate Share Payments to Hospitals to Offset Uncompensated Care Costs

[32 Pa.B. 4781]

   The purpose of this notice is to clarify the notice published by the Department of Public Welfare at 31 Pa.B 2851 (June 2, 2001) establishing an additional class of disproportionate share payments. These disproportionate share payments are designated for hospitals, licensed by this Commonwealth, that incur significant uncompensated care costs or that experience a high volume of inpatient cases, the cost of which exceeds twice the hospital's average cost per stay for all patients.

Fiscal Impact

   This notice is clarifying a previously published notice and will have no fiscal impact.

Contact Person

   A copy of this notice is available for review at local County Assistance Offices. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments within 30 days of publication. Comments should be sent to the Department of Public Welfare, Office of Medical Assistance Programs, Attention: Regulations Coordinator, Room 515, Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120.

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[Pa.B. Doc. No. 02-1698. Filed for public inspection September 27, 2002, 9:00 a.m.]

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