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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 23-609



Supplemental Payments to Qualifying Hospitals

[53 Pa.B. 2499]
[Saturday, May 6, 2023]

 The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final public notice of its funding allocation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-2023 supplemental payments to promote the continuation of quality medical services to individuals enrolled in the Pennsylvania Medical Assistance (MA) Program, and to provide financial relief to hospitals during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 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 52 Pa.B. 6434 (October 8, 2022). The Department received no public comments during the 30-day comment period. The Department will implement the total payment 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 $70.000 million in total funds.

Acting Secretary

Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1569. Under section 612 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. § 232), (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2022-23 is $16,653,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2023-24 through 5th Succeeding Year 2027-28 are $0; (4) 2021-22 Program—$644,059,000; 2020-21 Program—$808,350,000; 2019-20 Program—$344,107,000; (7) MA—Fee-for-Service; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 23-609. Filed for public inspection May 5, 2023, 9:00 a.m.]

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