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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 24-685



Change to Supplemental Payments to Qualifying Hospitals

[54 Pa.B. 2696]
[Saturday, May 18, 2024]

 The Department of Human Services (Department) is announcing its intent to increase the funding for a class of supplemental payments to qualifying acute care general hospitals for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023-2024 that provide a substantial portion of their inpatient services to Medical Assistance (MA) beneficiaries. The Department does not intend to otherwise change the qualifying criteria or payment methodology for these payments.

Fiscal Impact

 The total impact, as a result of the increase in the allocation for these supplemental payments, is $1.800 million (Federal and State). The FY 2023-2024 impact of $0.900 million (Federal and State) has been approved by the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and is anticipated prior to June 30, 2024. The increased amount of $0.900 million (Federal and State) is budgeted in FY 2024-2025 due to anticipated CMS approval after June 30, 2024.

Public Comment

 Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding these supplemental payments to the Department of Human Services, Office of Medical Assistance Programs, c/o Regulations Coordinator, P.O. Box 2675, Harrisburg, PA 17120 or to Comments received within 30 days will be reviewed and considered for any subsequent revision of the notice.

 Persons with a disability who require an auxiliary aid or service may submit comments using the Pennsylvania Hamilton Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).


Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1628. Under section 612 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. § 232), (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2023-24 is $252,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2024-25 is $252,000; 2nd Succeeding Year 2025-26 through 5th Succeeding Year 2028-29 are $0; (4) 2022-23 Program—$589,137,000; 2021-22 Program—$644,059,000; 2020-21 Program—$808,350,000; (7) MA—Fee-for-Service; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 24-685. Filed for public inspection May 17, 2024, 9:00 a.m.]

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