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    Hospital Assessment Initiative
    Act 49 of 2010 authorized the Department of Public Welfare to impose a statewide hospital assessment on the net inpatient revenue of all Pennsylvania licensed acute care hospitals (with some exclusions) as of July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2013. Act 55 of 2013 reauthorized the statewide hospital assessment for an additional three years, July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016. The assessment raises a significant amount of revenue that has enabled the commonwealth to maintain an updated inpatient payment system, to make changes to existing disproportionate share payments and supplemental payments, and to create new payments where applicable. The Department of Public Welfare has worked in collaboration with the Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania to develop the assessment model.

    PA Hospital Assessment Materials:

    Below are links to documents that facilitate the management of the statewide assessment process:

    Electronic Payment Instructions for the Hospital Quality Care Assessment
    Statewide Hospital Quality Care Assessment Frequently  Asked Questions - Revised - September 2013
    PA Hospital Assessment Training:
    All Patient Refined-Diagnosis Related Group - May 2011
    Hospital Assessment Webinar Session II - January 18 & 25, 2011
    Hospital Assessment Webinar Session I - October 20, 2010
    Important Phone Numbers and Email Addresses
    Hospital Assessment Questions
    (Database Access, Notices/Letters, Calculation of Revenue, Submitted Assessment Payments, Disputes)
    PROMISe™ Questions
    (Mass Adjustments, Fee Schedules, Billing Guides)
    (Hours M-F 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    APR-DRG Grouper Questions
    (3M HIS Support)
    Disproportionate Share Payments/Supplemental Payment Questions

    If you are having difficulty finding the information you need, please Contact DPW.