New York State Health Care Reform Act (HCRA)
Notice to Electing Payors and Providers of 1999 Graduate Medical Education Pool Contribution Rates
Section 2807-t(6) of the PHL requires that prospective adjustments be made to Professional Education Pool (PEP) regional covered lives assessments and alternative inpatient surcharges to reconcile PEP regional under/over funding. The law specifies that such adjustments be made in "...the year next following the calculation of the reconciliation". Since funding of the 1997 PEP is now considered complete, the Department has finalized the level of under/over funding within each region and has incorporated this amount in the calculation of 1999 regional covered lives assessments and alternative inpatient surcharges. Please see Attachment 5.
Please note that the level of 1999 regional covered lives assessment and alternative inpatient surcharges will be reflected in the 1999 service year portion of the Payor Report of Covered Lives Assessment and the Hospital Report of Patient Services Revenues for Inpatient Services.