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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 98-1664


1998 Group One Exception Requests MA/LTC Participation Review

[28 Pa.B. 5175]

   The Department of Public Welfare (Department), by statement of policy effective December 18, 1996, adopted an interim policy announcing that, as a general matter, it intended to exercise its discretion to terminate or to refuse to enter into an MA provider agreement with a provider of nursing facility services that sought to increase the number of MA certified nursing facility beds through enrollment or expansion, unless the Department granted an exception on a case-by-case basis to permit that provider to enroll or expand. Effective August 11, 1997, this statement of policy was revised to state that enrolled nursing facility providers are prohibited from expanding their licensed bed capacity, under any circumstances, without first receiving an exception from the Department. A statement of policy that sets forth the guidelines the Department will use when making its case-by-case exception request decisions was published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on January 10, 1998 (28 Pa.B. 138), and is codified at 55 Pa. Code § 1187.21a.

   By this notice, published under 55 Pa. Code § 1187.21a(e)(4), the Department announces the 1998 Group One exception requests covering the submission period of January 1, 1998, through June 30, 1998.

Expansion Projects

JJ98003Twin Oaks Nursing Ctr.90 W. Main St., LebanonLebanon50
JJ98004St. Francis Hospital of New Castle SNC1000 S. Mercer St., New CastleLawrence5
JJ98006Polyclinic Medical Center Extended Care2601 N. 3rd St., HarrisburgDauphin8
JJ98008Good Shepherd Home & Rehabilitation Hospital601 St. John St., AllentownLehigh23
JJ98009Memorial HospitalOne Hospital Drive, TowandaBradford4
JJ98012Charles Cole Memorial HospitalRoute 6 East, CoudersportPotter15
JJ98014Bucktail Medical CenterPine Street, RenovoClinton10
JJ98015Philadelphia Protestant Home6500 Tabor Road, PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia10
JJ98016Southwestern N. H. & Rehabilitation Center500 Lewis Run Road, PittsburghAllegheny2
JJ98017Saxony Health Center223 Pittsburgh St., SaxonburgButler30
JJ98018Moravian Hall Square175 W. North St., NazarethNorthampton29
JJ98019Friends Hospital4641 Roosevelt Blvd., PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia13

New Facility Projects

JJ98007Belle Reve Health Care CenterMilfordPike120
JJ98010Pittston HospitalP. O. Box 666, PittstonLuzerne176
JJ98011Presbyterian Medical Center39th & Market Sts., PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia50
JJ98013Lutheran Social Services of South Central    PennsylvaniaHanoverYork40
JJ98020Hallsworth House435 Reed Avenue, MonessenWestmoreland90


   Copies of the above listed exception requests are available for review by the public during regular business hours. To schedule an appointment to review a request, call (717) 787-1171.

   The Department will accept written comments related to the requests for a 30-day period following the date of this publication. Written comments may be submitted to: Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of LTC Programs, Attention: Policy Section, P. O. Box 8025, Harrisburg, PA 17105.

   Persons with a disability may use the AT&T Relay Service by calling (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (Voice users). Persons who require another alternative format should contact Thomas Vracarich at (717) 783-2209.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 98-1664. Filed for public inspection October 9, 1998, 9:00 a.m.]

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