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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 17-1589



Additional Disproportionate Share Hospital Payment

[47 Pa.B. 6012]
[Saturday, September 23, 2017]

 The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of its total allocation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2017 disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments to qualifying acute care general hospitals that provide enhanced access to multiple types of medical care in economically distressed areas. 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 47 Pa.B. 1599 (March 11, 2017), and then published notice of its intent to increase funding for these payments at 47 Pa.B. 3297 (June 10, 2017). The Department received no public comments during either 30-day comment period and will implement the changes as described in the notices.

Fiscal Impact

 The total FY 2016-2017 impact as a result of this increase in the allocation for the DSH payments for these  fqualifying hospitals is $63.051 million ($30.403 million in State general funds and $32.648 million in Federal funds).

Acting Secretary

Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1181. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2016-17 is $30,403,000; (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) Medical Assistance—Fee-for-Service; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-1589. Filed for public inspection September 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]

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