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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 96-771


Medical Assistance Program Fee Schedule Revisions; 1996 HCPCS Updates

[26 Pa.B. 2253]

   By this notice, the Department of Public Welfare announces effective January 1, 1996, that changes have been made to the Medical Assistance Program Fee Schedule as a result of implementing the 1996 updates to the Health Care Financing Administration Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS). The Federally required updates add new procedure codes which are compensable beginning January 1, 1996. The procedure codes being deleted from the fee schedule as a result of those updates will not be compensable for services provided after April 30, 1996.

   The fiscal note was prepared under provision of section 612 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § 232).

   Price changes made to the Medical Assistance Fee Schedule are routinely included in carryforward budget estimates.

Contact Person

   Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to this notice within 30 days of this publication. Comments should be sent to the Department of Public Welfare, Office of Medical Assistance Programs, c/o Regulations Coordinator, Room 515, Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120.

   Persons with a disability may use the AT&T Relay Service by calling 1 (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or 1 (800) 654-5988 (Voice users), or may use the Department of Public Welfare TDD by calling 1 (717) 787-3616. Persons  who require another alternative format should contact India Wood at (717) 783-2212.


   Fiscal Note:  14-NOT-120. No fiscal impact; (8) recommends adoption. Price changes made to the Medical Assistance Fee Schedule are included in the Medical Assistance-Outpatient appropriations in the General Appropriations Act and the Governor's Budget.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 96-771. Filed for public inspection May 10, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]

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