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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 07-1816


Supplemental Payments for Burn Center Services

[37 Pa.B. 5346]
[Saturday, September 29, 2007]

Purpose of Notice

   The purpose of this notice is to provide notice of the Department of Public Welfare's (Department) intent to allocate funding for Fiscal Year 2007-2008 for Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments for certain qualifying Medical Assistance (MA) enrolled acute care general hospital burn centers. There will be no change in the current qualifying criteria or methodology for determining eligibility for these payments.

   In making these payments, the Department will ensure that no acute care general hospital will receive any DSH payment that is in excess of its hospital-specific DSH upper payment limit and the Commonwealth will not exceed its aggregate annual DSH allotment.

Fiscal Impact

   For Fiscal Year 2007-2008, the fiscal impact as a result of this additional class of DSH payments is $10,888,502 million in total funds ($5 million in State General funds and $5,888,502 million in Federal funds).

Public Comment

   Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding this notice to the Department of Public Welfare, Office of Medical Assistance Programs, c/o Deputy Secretary's Office, Attention: Regulations Coordinator, Room 515, Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120. Comments received within 30 days will be reviewed and considered for any subsequent revision of the notice.

   Individuals with a disability who require an auxiliary aid or service may submit comments using the AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).


   Fiscal Note:  14-NOT-522. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2007-08 is $5,000,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2008-09 is $0; 2nd Succeeding Year 2009-10 is $0; 3rd Succeeding Year 2010-11 is $0; 4th Succeeding Year 2011-12 is $0; 5th Succeeding Year 2012-13 is $0; (4) 2006-07 Program--$5,000,000; 2005-06 Program--$0; 2004-05 Program--$0; (7) Hospital Based Burn Centers; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover these increases.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 07-1816. Filed for public inspection September 28, 2007, 9:00 a.m.]

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