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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 07-1817


Supplemental Payments to Certain Academic Medical Centers

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

   The purpose of this notice is to provide notice of the Department of Public Welfare's (Department) intent to increase Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments for certain qualifying Academic Medical Centers by 0.5%, provided that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approves the Department's State Plan Amendment for the same. Specifically, the Department intends to increase the amount paid per Medical Assistance day to qualifying hospitals as well as the maximum amount available for the payments by 0.5%. There will be no change in the current qualifying criteria or methodology for determining eligibility for these payments.

Fiscal Impact

   For Fiscal Year 2007-2008, the fiscal impact as a result of this 0.5% increase for this additional class of disproportionate share payments will be $0.233 million in total funds ($0.107 million in State General funds and $0.126 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, Attn: 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 should submit comments using the AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).


   Fiscal Note:  14-NOT-521. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2007-08 is $107,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2008-09 is $107,000; 2nd Succeeding Year 2009-10 is $107,000; 3rd Succeeding Year 2010-11 is $107,000; 4th Succeeding Year 2011-12 is $107,000; 5th Succeeding Year 2012-13 is $107,000; (4) 2006-07 Program--$20,591,000; 2005-06 Program--$21,299,000; 2004-05 Program--$0; (7) Medical Assistance-Academic Medical Centers; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover these increases.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 07-1817. Filed for public inspection September 28, 2007, 9:00 a.m.]

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