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HAP Memo 14-16
2014–2015 state budget—General Fund Appropriations Act (Jul 2014)


HAP Memo 14-14
Update on state budget (Jun 2014)


HAP Memo 14-11
Budget advocacy initiatives (May 2014)


HAP Memo 14-08
Urgent request for legislative advocacy to protect hospital payments in state budget (May 2014)


HAP Memo 14-07
Court rules on Pennsylvania challenge to tobacco arbitration decision; partial victory (Apr 2014)


HAP Memo 14-04
HAP budget advocacy: reimbursement cuts impact survey (Feb 2014)


HAP Memo 14-01
Governor’s 2014–2015 state budget proposal (Feb 2014)


HAP Memo 13-61
Implications of Pennsylvania’s arbitration agreement on tobacco settlement (Oct 2013)


Fact Sheet
Rural health in Pennsylvania


Fact Sheet
Tobacco Settlement Funds and Uncompensated Care


Talking Points
State legislative priorities for PA hospitals


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2014–2015 State Budget Maintains Funding for PA Hospitals

The 2014–2015 state budget and accompanying fiscal code passed by the General Assembly largely maintains hospital funding at 2013–2014 fiscal year levels. This reflects that health care funding was a priority, even in a difficult budget year.

In addition, it makes no changes to the Quality Care Assessment, and it replaces lost Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) matching funds for the inpatient, outpatient, and capitation lines. The budget also assumes implementation of the Governor’s Healthy PA 1115 Waiver for increased insurance coverage.

Pennsylvania hospitals provide critical health care to the state’s citizens and support the state’s economy. In 55 of the 67 Pennsylvania counties, hospitals remain among the top five employers, providing family-sustaining jobs and solid benefits.

Affordable, accessible, quality health care requires a strong investment of state funds to support hospitals and health systems.

HAP continues to educate and work with Pennsylvania policymakers to maintain hospitals’ vital services to their communities, and secure hospitals’ roles as top employers.

Related News

March 02, 2015

No Reduction Adjustment to Medical Assistance APR-DRG Weights for Second Consecutive Year

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) has informed HAP that there will be no adjustment to the Medical Assistance (MA) APR-DRG relative weights during fiscal year 2014–2015.


February 23, 2015

HAP Hires Norris Benns, Jr., as Vice President, Insurance and Managed Care

News Release: Effective today, Norris Benns, Jr., begins his role as vice president, insurance and managed care at the Delaware Valley Healthcare Council (DVHC) of The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP). DVHC of HAP serves the hospital and health care community in the five-county region of southeastern Pennsylvania and is located in Philadelphia.


February 16, 2015

HAP Hires Jamie Buchenauer as Vice President, Regulatory Advocacy

News Release: Effective today, Jamie Buchenauer begins her role as vice president, regulatory advocacy, at The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP).


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