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NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF
HUMAN SERVICES

Payments to Nonpublic and County Nursing Facilities; Supplemental Ventilator Care and Tracheostomy Care Payments for December 2018

[49 Pa.B. 1078]
[Saturday, March 9, 2019]

 This notice announces that the Department of Human Services (Department) made supplemental ventilator care and tracheostomy care payments to qualifying Medical Assistance (MA) nonpublic and county nursing facilities for December 2018.

Payment Information

 The Department made supplemental ventilator care and tracheostomy care payments to qualifying nonpublic and county nursing facilities. Payment information for the supplemental ventilator care and tracheostomy care payment to each qualified nonpublic and county nursing facility for December 2018 was posted on the Department's web site at http://www.dhs.pa.gov/provider/longtermcarecasemixinformation/.

Appeals

 If a facility wishes to appeal, the facility 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 the publication of this notice. A copy should be sent to the Department's Office of Long-Term Living, Attention: Bureau of Finance, Division of Rate Setting and Auditing, 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 appeal procedures). Individuals should review these regulations carefully. Among other things, the regulations 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: Richard Dash, (717) 787-1171, RA-PWOLTLNFRates@pa.gov.

TERESA D. MILLER, 
Secretary

Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1312. No fiscal impact; (8) recommends adoption.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-331. Filed for public inspection March 8, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]



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