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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 18-230



Payment for Nursing Facility Services Provided by a Special Rehabilitation Facility Located in a City of the Third Class; Special Rehabilitation Facility Payment for Fiscal Year 2017-2018

[48 Pa.B. 954]
[Saturday, February 10, 2018]

 This announcement provides advance notice that the Department of Human Services (Department) intends to make an additional payment to a special rehabilitation facility in peer group 13 (PG 13) located in a city of the third class in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2018.

Proposed Payment

 The Department will make a payment to a qualified special rehabilitation facility in PG 13. To qualify, the special rehabilitation facility must be located in a city of the third class with a population between 115,000 and 120,000 based on 2010 census data.

 The Department will submit a State Plan Amendment (SPA) to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). If CMS approves the SPA, the total funds will consist of both State and Federal funding. The Department will use its best efforts to process this payment within 30 days of the date it receives notice from CMS.

Fiscal Impact

 This change will result in a cost of $1.764 million ($0.850 million in State funds) for FY 2017-2018.

Public Comment

 Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding the special rehabilitation facility payment to the Department of Human Services, Office of Long-Term Living, Bureau of Policy and Regulatory Management, Attention: Marilyn Yocum, P.O. Box 8025, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8025. Comments received within 30 days will be reviewed and considered for any subsequent revision of the notice.

 Persons with a disability who require an auxiliary aid or service may submit comments using the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).

Acting Secretary

Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1207. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 2017-18 is $850,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2018-19 through 5th Succeeding Year 2022-23 are $0; (4) 2016-17 Program—$1,083,000,000; 2015-16 Program—$968,083,000; 2014-15 Program—$810,545,000; (7) Long-Term Care; (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-230. Filed for public inspection February 9, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]

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