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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 17-1089



Additional Class of Disproportionate Share Payments

[47 Pa.B. 3658]
[Saturday, July 1, 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 certain Medical Assistance (MA) acute care general hospitals which, in partnership with an independent facility listed as a Cleft and Craniofacial Team by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, provide surgical services to patients with cleft palate and craniofacial abnormalities. These payments are intended to promote access to inpatient hospital services for MA eligible and uninsured persons in this Commonwealth with cleft palate and craniofacial abnormalities. 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. 7766 (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 $0.311 million ($0.150 million in State general funds and $0.161 million in Federal funds).


Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1159. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2016-17 is $150,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2017-18 through 5th Succeeding Year 2021-22 are $0; (4) 2015-16 Program—$392,918,000; 2014-15 Program—$564,772,000; 2013-14 Program—$428,041,000; (7) MA—Fee-for-Service; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-1089. Filed for public inspection June 30, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]

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