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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 11-1194



Additional Class of Disproportionate Share Payments to Qualifying Teaching Hospitals

[41 Pa.B. 3942]
[Saturday, July 16, 2011]

 The Department of Public Welfare (Department) is providing final notice of the funding allocation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010-2011 for disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments to qualifying teaching hospitals that provide psychiatric services to Medical Assistance recipients. There is no change in the current qualifying criteria or methodology for determining eligibility for these payments.

 The Department published notice of its intent to allocate funding for these DSH payments to qualifying teaching hospitals at 40 Pa.B. 6845 (November 27, 2010). The Department received no public comments during the 30-day comment period, and will implement the changes described in its notice of intent.

Fiscal Impact

 The FY 2010-2011 fiscal impact of this DSH payment is $0.500 million ($0.223 million in State funds).


Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-709. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2010-11 is $223,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2011-12 is $224,000; 2nd Succeeding Year 2012-13 is $224,000; 3rd Succeeding Year 2013-14 is $224,000; 4th Succeeding Year 2014-15 is $224,000; 5th Succeeding Year 2015-16 is $224,000; (4) 2007-08 Program—$468,589,000; 2008-09 Program—$426,822,000; 2009-10 Program—$371,515,000; (7) Medical Assistance—Inpatient; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 11-1194. Filed for public inspection July 15, 2011, 9:00 a.m.]

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