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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 00-532



1999 Group Two Exception Requests Medical Assistance Long Term Care Participation Review

[30 Pa.B. 1697]

   The Department of Public Welfare (Department), by statement of policy effective December 18, 1996, adopted an interim policy announcing that, as a general matter, it intended to exercise its discretion to terminate or to refuse to enter into an MA provider agreement with a provider of nursing facility services that sought to increase the number of MA certified nursing facility beds through enrollment or expansion, unless the Department granted an exception on a case-by-case basis to permit that provider to enroll or expand. Effective August 11, 1997, this statement of policy was revised to state that enrolled nursing facility providers are prohibited from expanding their licensed bed capacity, under any circumstances, without first receiving an exception from the Department. A statement of policy that sets forth the guidelines the Department will use when making its case-by-case exception request decisions was published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on January 10, 1998 (28 Pa.B. 138), and is codified at 55 Pa. Code § 1187.21a.

   By this notice, published under 55 Pa. Code § 1187.21a(e)(4), the Department announces the 1999 Group Two exception requests covering the submission period of July 1, 1999 through December 31, 1999.

Expansion Projects

JD99001Stenton Hall Nursing and
   Rehab Center
7310 Stenton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19150
Philadelphia  5
JD99004Hamar Village Care CenterChestwick, PAAllegheny  8
JD99005Belvedere Nursing and
   Convalescent Center
2507 Chestnut Street
Chester, PA 19013
JD99008Shippensburg Health Care
121 Walnut Bottom Road
Shippensburg, PA 17257
JD99009Masonic Eastern Star
850 Norristown Road
Warminster, PA
Bucks  8

New Facility Projects

JD99002Parkside Healthcare, Inc.North Philadelphia AreaPhiladelphia100
JD99003Moravian Village of
East Market Street
Bethlehem, PA
Northampton  60
JD99006Montgomery County
   Geriatric & Rehab Center
Norristown, PAMontgomery   88
JD99007University of Pittsburgh,
   Montefiore Hosp TCU
Oakland Campus
Pittsburgh, PA
Allegheny   30
JD99010Wellness Concepts, Inc.Philadelphia AreaPhiladelphia   30

   Copies of the above-listed exception requests are available for review by the public during regular business hours. To schedule an appointment to review a request, call (717) 705-3705.

   The Department will accept written comments related to the requests for a 30-day period following the date of this publication. Written comments may be submitted to: Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of LTC Programs, Attention: Policy Section, P. O. Box 8025, Harrisburg, PA 17105.

   Persons with a disability may use the AT&T Relay Service by calling (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (Voice users). Persons who require another alternative format should contact Thomas Vracarich at (717) 783-2209.


   Fiscal Note:  14-NOT-235. No fiscal impact; (8) recommends adoption.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 00-532. Filed for public inspection March 24, 2000, 9:00 a.m.]

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