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Fee Schedule Rates and Department-Established Fees for Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support Waivers Services, Targeted Services Management and the Community Intellectual Disability Base-Funded Program

[47 Pa.B. 550]
[Saturday, January 28, 2017]

 The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of the Fee Schedule Rates for Targeted Service Management and select services funded through the Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support waivers as well as the Department-established fees for residential ineligible services, effective July 1, 2016. These Fee Schedule Rates also serve as the Department-established fees under 55 Pa. Code § 4300.115(a) (relating to Department established fees) for base-funded services managed through county programs for individuals with an intellectual disability under the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act of 1966 (50 P.S. §§ 4104—4704), 55 Pa. Code Chapter 4300 (relating to county mental health and intellectual disability fiscal manual) and 55 Pa. Code Chapter 51 (relating to Office of Developmental Programs home and community-based services).

 The Department published its proposed Fee Schedule Rates and Department-established fees for residential ineligible services at 46 Pa.B. 3373 (June 25, 2016). The Department will implement the Fee Schedule Rates and Department-established fees announced in the notice of proposed rates.

 The Department received one letter requesting information about how the Fee Schedule Rates and Department-established fees were calculated and how increases in costs were factored into the rates of services. The Department previously explained the methodology for developing the rates in the public notice published at 46 Pa.B. 3373, and therefore, will not be providing additional information in this notice.

 Copies of this notice may be obtained at the local Mental Health/Intellectual Disability (MH/ID) County Program, Administrative Entity (AE) or regional Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) in the corresponding regions:

 • Western Region: Piatt Place, Room 4900, 301 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, (412) 565-5144

 • Northeast Region: Room 315, Scranton State Office Building, 100 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503, (570) 963-4749

 • Southeast Region: 801 Market Street, Suite 5071, Philadelphia, PA 19107, (215) 560-2242 or (215) 560-2245

 • Central Region: Room 430, Willow Oak Building, P.O. Box 2675, DGS Annex Complex, Harrisburg, PA 17105, (717) 772-6507

 Contact information for the local MH/ID County Program or AE may be found through a link on the internet at https://www.hcsis.state.pa.us/hcsis-ssd/pgm/asp/PRCNT.ASP, or contact the previously referenced regional ODP.

 Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding this notice to the Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs, Division of Provider Assistance and Rate Setting, 4th Floor, Health and Welfare Building, 625 Forster Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120. Comments can also be sent to ra-ratesetting@state.pa.us, use subject header ''PN Fee Schedule.''

 Persons with a disability who require an auxiliary aid or service may submit comments using the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service by dialing 711 or by using one of the following toll free numbers: (800) 654-5984 (TDD users), (800) 654-5988 (voice users), (844) 308-9292 (Speech-to-Speech) or (844) 308-9291 (Spanish).

Fiscal Impact

 There is no additional cost to the Commonwealth anticipated in Fiscal Year 2016-2017 and subsequent years as a result of this notice.

THEODORE DALLAS, 
Secretary

Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1078. No fiscal impact; (8) recommends adoption.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-165. Filed for public inspection January 27, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]



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