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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 19-707



Disproportionate Share Payments to Qualifying Critical Access and Rural Hospitals

[49 Pa.B. 2412]
[Saturday, May 11, 2019]

 The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of its funding allocation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-2019 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 48 Pa.B. 7589 (December 8, 2018). 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 2018-2019 impact, as a result of the funding allocation for these payments, is $28.482 million ($13.600 million in State general funds and $14.882 million in Federal funds).


Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1328. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2018-19 is $13,600,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2019-20 through 5th Succeeding Year 2023-24 are $0; (4) 2017-18 Program—$6,997,000; 2016-17 Program—$6,997,000; 2015-16 Program—$5,676,000; (7) Medical Assistance—Critical Access Hospitals; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-707. Filed for public inspection May 10, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]

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