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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 23-606



Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments for Trauma Services

[53 Pa.B. 2489]
[Saturday, May 6, 2023]

 The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final public notice to allocate funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-2023 disproportionate share hospital payments to Medical Assistance (MA) enrolled acute care general hospitals qualifying as trauma centers. The Department will also amend the qualifying criteria and payment methodology for these payments.

 The Department published notice of its intent to allocate funding and to implement changes to the qualifying criteria and payment methodologies for these payments at 52 Pa.B. 7566 (December 10, 2022). The Department received no comments during the 30-day comment period. The Department will implement the total payment and changes set forth in the notice of intent.

Fiscal Impact

 The FY 2022-2023 impact, as a result of the funding allocation for these payments, is $18.034 million in total funds.

Acting Secretary

Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1571. Under section 612 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. § 232), (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2022-23 is $7,755,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2023-24 through 5th Succeeding Year 2027-28 are $0; (4) 2021-22 Program—$7,522,000; 2020-21 Program—$7,534,000; 2019-20 Program—$7,397,000; (7) MA—Trauma Centers; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 23-606. Filed for public inspection May 5, 2023, 9:00 a.m.]

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