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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 19-705



Disproportionate Share Payments to Burn Centers

[49 Pa.B. 2411]
[Saturday, May 11, 2019]

 The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of its funding allocation, qualifying criteria and payment methodology changes for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-2019 disproportionate share hospital payments to qualifying Medical Assistance enrolled acute care general hospital burn centers.

 The Department published notice of its intent to allocate funding for these payments and update the qualifying criteria and payment methodology for these payments at 48 Pa.B. 7462 (December 1, 2018). The Department received no public comments during the 30-day comment period and will implement the changes as described in its notice of intent.

Fiscal Impact

 The FY 2018-2019 impact, as a result of the funding allocation for these payments, is $7.921 million ($3.782 million in State general funds and $4.139 million in Federal funds).


Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1331. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2018-19 is $3,782,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2019-20 through 5th Succeeding Year 2023-24 are $0; (4) 2017-18 Program—$3,782,000; 2016-17 Program—$3,782,000; 2015-16 Program—$3,782,000; (7) Hospital-Based Burn Centers; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-705. Filed for public inspection May 10, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]

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