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Pennsylvania’s recently adopted FY 2017 budget restores to safety-net hospitals selected supplemental Medicaid payments that were not included in the budget Governor Tom Wolf originally proposed in February. The state’s FY 2017 budget restores, to FY 2016 levels, Medicaid OB/NICU, burn center, trauma center, and critical access hospital payments. All had been targeted for reduction or elimination in the governor’s budget proposal. The new budget includes modest increases for the Medicaid fee-for-service program, for managed care spending, and for physician practice plans. It also designates an additional $3.75 million for academic medical centers. The human services code revisions needed to direct the Department of Human Services to make these Medicaid payments also have been adopted.
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has released the latest edition of its newsletter. The February edition includes features about Governor Wolf’s proposed FY 2017 Medicaid budget, the launch of a new “fast track” Medicaid enrollment program, the state’s plans for a new approach to providing managed long-term services and supports, and more. Find the newsletter here.
On Tuesday, February 9, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf presented his proposed FY 2017 budget to the state legislature. That budget proposal calls for changes in some current Medicaid spending, including reductions of some supplemental payments and the elimination of others, as well as changes in funding the state’s share of Medicaid and the rate at which the federal government will match Pennsylvania’s own spending on Medicaid in the coming year. In addition, the budget calls for new and increased spending in selected areas within the purview of the state’s Department of Human Services and Health Department. SNAP has prepared a detailed memo outlining the potential implications of the proposed FY 2017 budget for safety-net hospitals. The memo also addresses the complications … Read More