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Payments to Nursing Facilities; Health Care-Associated Infection Payments Posted for Cost Reports with Acceptance Letters Mailed on or Before March 6, 2017

[47 Pa.B. 3464]
[Saturday, June 17, 2017]

 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 6, 2017.

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 6, 2017, is posted to the Department's web site at http://www.dhs.pa.gov/provider/longtermcarecasemixinformation/index.htm.

Appeals

 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 regulations set forth in 55 Pa. Code Chapter 41 (relating to Medical Assistance provider appeal procedures). Individuals should review those regulations carefully. Among other things, they specify what information individuals must include in the written request for hearing, and how the Bureau of Hearings and Appeals will determine whether the request for hearing was filed on time. Individuals can review these regulations online at http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/055/chapter41/chap41toc.html.

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: Vasiliki Avery, (717) 787-1171, RA-PWOLTLNFRates@pa.gov.

THEODORE DALLAS, 
Secretary

Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1142. No fiscal impact; (8) recommends adoption.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-1023. Filed for public inspection June 16, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]



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