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File #: 190440    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 5/23/2019 In control: Committee on Finance
On agenda: Final action: 6/20/2019
Title: Amending Chapter 19-3500 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Hospital Assessments," to revise provisions relating to hospital assessments; and authorizing the Department of Public Health to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the Commonwealth, Department of Human Services, relating to such hospital assessments; all under certain terms and conditions
Sponsors: Councilmember Blackwell
Indexes: HOSPITAL ASSESSMENTS
Attachments: 1. 190440 - Exhibit Set, As Introduced.pdf, 2. CertifiedCopy19044001.pdf
Title
Amending Chapter 19-3500 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Hospital Assessments," to revise provisions relating to hospital assessments; and authorizing the Department of Public Health to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the Commonwealth, Department of Human Services, relating to such hospital assessments; all under certain terms and conditions

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 19-3500 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 19-3500. HOSPITAL ASSESSMENTS

? 19-3501. Definitions.

In this Chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this Section, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

(1) "Assessment." The fee to be assessed under ? 19-3502 on General Acute Care Hospitals [under ? 19-3502(1) or the fee to be assessed on] or High Volume Medicaid [Hospitals under ? 19-3502(2).] Hospitals.

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(4) "Hospital." A facility or the site of a facility that is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as a hospital under 28 Pa. Code, Part IV, Subpart B (relating to general and special hospitals) and located within the City.

(5) "Net [Operating] Patient Revenue." Gross [charges for facilities] revenues received or earned by a hospital for inpatient and outpatient services, including Pennsylvania medical assistance supplemental revenues received by the hospital for inpatient and outpatient hospital services, less any deducted amounts for bad [debts,] debt expense, charity [care,] care expense, and contractual [allowances,] allowances as identified in the hospital's records or on such forms as the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services may prescribe. [as those terms are applied pursuant to section 801-E of the Act of June 13, 1967, P.L. 31, No. 21, 62 P.S. ? 801-E, known as the Public Welfare Code.]

(6) "Secretary." The Secretary of [Public Welfare] Human Services for the Commonwealth.

(7) "H...

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