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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 01-1135



Addition of Selected Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services

[31 Pa.B. 3362]

   By this notice, the Department of Public Welfare announces that it is adding selected behavioral health rehabilitation services to its list of covered services and the Medical Assistance Program fee schedule, effective July 1, 2001, as follows:

Procedure Code Description Effective Date MA Fee Limit
W7038 Assessment and assistance to a newly hired TSS worker with less than the equivalent of 6 months of full time TSS experience. 7/1/01 $10.00 per hour Max--6 hours per TSS worker
W7039 Assessment and assistance to a TSS worker newly hired by an agency with the equivalent of 6 or more months of TSS experience. 7/1/01 $10.00 per hour Max--3 hours per newly hired TSS worker

Fiscal Impact

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

Contact Person

   A copy of this notice is available for review at local County Assistance Offices. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to this notice. These comments should be sent to the Department of Public Welfare, Office of Medical Assistance Programs, c/o Deputy Secretary's Office, Attention: Regulations Coordinator, Room 515 Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120. Any comments received will be considered for subsequent Fee Schedule updates.

   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 should contact Thomas Vracarich in the Office of Legal Counsel at (717) 783-2209.


   Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-294. (1)  General Fund;

(2)  Implementing Year 2001-02 is $141,000$273,000;
(3)  1st Succeeding Year 2002-03 is$153,000$287,000;
2nd Succeeding Year 2003-04 is $154,000$289,000;
3rd Succeeding Year 2004-05 is$155,000$291,000;
4th Succeeding Year 2005-06 is $156,000$293,000;
5th Succeeding Year 2006-07 is $158,000$296,000;
(4)  2000-01 Program--$622,669,000$1,384,763,000;
1999-00 Program--$695,935,000$1,026,075,000;
1998-99 Program--$662,740,000$   959,286,000;

   (7)  Medical Assistance--Outpatient and Capitation; (8) recommends adoption. Funds for these changes will be included in the 2001-02 budget.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 01-1135. Filed for public inspection June 22, 2001, 9:00 a.m.]

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