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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 16-1875



Additional Class of Disproportionate Share Payments

[46 Pa.B. 6937]
[Saturday, October 29, 2016]

 The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of its funding allocation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-2016 disproportionate share hospital payments to qualifying Medical Assistance enrolled acute care general hospitals that provide a high volume of acute care and psychiatric services and incur significant uncompensated costs. The Department did not otherwise change the qualifying criteria or payment methodology for these payments.

 The Department published notice of its notice of intent to allocate funding for these payments at 46 Pa.B. 3345 (June 25, 2016). The Department received no public comments during the 30-day comment period and will implement the change as described in its notice of intent.

Fiscal Impact

 The FY 2015-2016 impact as a result of the funding allocation for these payments is $2.084 million ($1.000 million in State general funds and $1.084 million in Federal funds).


Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1060. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2015-16 is $1,000,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2016-17 through 5th Succeeding Year 2020-21 are $0; (4) 2014-15 Program—$9,071,000; 2013-14 Program—$9,071,000; 2012-13 Program—$7,937,000; (7) Medical Assistance—Physician Practice Plans; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-1875. Filed for public inspection October 28, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]

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