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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 21-233



Payments to Nursing Facilities; Health Care-Associated Infection Payments Posted for Cost Reports with Acceptance Letters Mailed on or Before March 2, 2020

[51 Pa.B. 857]
[Saturday, February 13, 2021]

 This notice announces that the Department of Human Services (Department) made health care-associated infection (HAI) payments to each qualified nursing facility for MA-11 Cost Reports with acceptance letters mailed on or before March 2, 2020.

Payment Information

 Payment information for the Medical Assistance (MA) portion of the annual HAI surcharge for MA-11 cost reports with acceptance letters mailed by the Department on or before March 2, 2020, is posted on the Department's web site at


 If a facility wishes to appeal, they must file a written request for a hearing with the Department's Bureau of Hearings and Appeals, 2330 Vartan Way, Second Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9721, within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice. A copy should be sent to the Department of Human Services, Office of Long-Term Living, Attention: Bureau of Finance, Division of Rate Setting and Auditing, 555 Walnut Street, Forum Place, 6th Floor, P.O. Box 8025, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8025 and to the Department's Office of General Counsel, Health and Welfare Building, Third Floor West, P.O. Box 2675, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2675.

 Appeals of MA providers are governed by 55 Pa. Code Chapter 41 (relating to Medical Assistance provider ap-peal procedures). Individuals should review these regulations carefully. Among other things, they specify required information to include in a written request for hearing, and how the Bureau of Hearings and Appeals will determine whether a request for hearing was filed on time.

Questions or Comments

 For questions or comments regarding these payments, contact the Department of Human Services, Office of Long-Term Living, Bureau of Finance, Attention: Diane E. Bamford, (717) 772-2526 or at


Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1419. No fiscal impact; (8) recommends adoption.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 21-233. Filed for public inspection February 12, 2021, 9:00 a.m.]

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