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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 17-1012


Additional Class of Disproportionate Share Payments to Critical Access and Qualifying Rural Hospitals

[47 Pa.B. 3446]
[Saturday, June 17, 2017]

 The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of its funding allocation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2017 disproportionate share hospital payments to qualifying Medical Assistance enrolled critical access hospitals and qualifying rural hospitals. The Department is not otherwise changing the qualifying criteria or payment methodology for these payments.

 The Department published notice of its intent to allocate funding for these payments at 46 Pa.B. 7768 (December 10, 2016). The Department received no comments during the 30-day comment period and will implement the change as described in the notice of intent.

Fiscal Impact

 The FY 2016-2017 impact as a result of the funding allocation for these payments is $21.147 million ($10.197 million in State general funds and $10.950 million in Federal funds).


Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1151. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2016-17 is $10,197,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2017-18 through 5th Succeeding Year 2021-22 are $0; (4) 2015-16 Program—$5,676,000; 2014-15 Program—$3,876,000; 2013-14 Program—$6,776,000; (7) Medical Assistance—Critical Access Hospitals; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-1012. Filed for public inspection June 16, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]

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