The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) releases the fiscal year 2023 hospital Charity Care, Graduate Medical Education (GME), and Graduate Medical Education Supplemental (GME-S) funding distributions. This is part of over $794 million in hospital funding provided in the FY2023 Appropriations Act signed by Governor Murphy on Thursday.
“The Department recognizes the continued efforts of New Jersey’s hospitals to provide care to our uninsured residents at no cost, in spite of staffing challenges and the need to respond to ongoing COVID-19 challenges,” said Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli. “The hospitals have continued to provide high quality of care to the state’s most vulnerable citizens through the Charity Care Program and continue to train the state’s next generation of doctors through the Graduate Medical Education funding.”
NJDOH also continues to support Graduate Medical Education funding, providing $218 million to all teaching hospitals and $24 million in additional funding to the 14 hospitals that serve the greatest proportion of individuals enrolled in New Jersey Medicaid.
The budget includes $342 million in Charity Care funding, which is distributed to all 71 hospitals in the state and is used to support hospitals’ delivery of free or reduced cost hospital care for low-income, uninsured, and underinsured patients. The distribution of charity care is primarily based on the uncompensated care provided by each hospital.
The State also continues its commitment to improving maternal outcomes and connections to behavioral health care by dedicating $210 million to the Quality Improvement Program in FY2023. All acute care hospitals are eligible to participate in this program.
The FY2023 hospital funding distribution for Charity Care, GME, and GME-S can be found at: https://nj.gov/health/hcf/subsidies.