Extraordinary Expense Tobacco Fund 2008—Auditor General Report
Last Updated: 10/28/2010
The Tobacco Settlement Act of 2001 mandates the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) make payments to hospitals for a portion of their uncompensated care services. In July 2008, DPW made payments of $11.5 million to 72 hospitals under the extraordinary expense approach. The payments were made based on data submitted to the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4).
Each year the Department of the Auditor General publishes a report of the reviews performed on these payments to determine if the claims that were included in the calculation can be substantiated.