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.
Number Name Address County Beds JJ98003 Twin Oaks Nursing Ctr. 90 W. Main St., Lebanon Lebanon 50 JJ98004 St. Francis Hospital of New Castle SNC 1000 S. Mercer St., New Castle Lawrence 5 JJ98006 Polyclinic Medical Center Extended Care 2601 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg Dauphin 8 JJ98008 Good Shepherd Home & Rehabilitation Hospital 601 St. John St., Allentown Lehigh 23 JJ98009 Memorial Hospital One Hospital Drive, Towanda Bradford 4 JJ98012 Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Route 6 East, Coudersport Potter 15 JJ98014 Bucktail Medical Center Pine Street, Renovo Clinton 10 JJ98015 Philadelphia Protestant Home 6500 Tabor Road, Philadelphia Philadelphia 10 JJ98016 Southwestern N. H. & Rehabilitation Center 500 Lewis Run Road, Pittsburgh Allegheny 2 JJ98017 Saxony Health Center 223 Pittsburgh St., Saxonburg Butler 30 JJ98018 Moravian Hall Square 175 W. North St., Nazareth Northampton 29 JJ98019 Friends Hospital 4641 Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia Philadelphia 13
New Facility Projects
Number Name Address County Beds JJ98007 Belle Reve Health Care Center Milford Pike 120 JJ98010 Pittston Hospital P. O. Box 666, Pittston Luzerne 176 JJ98011 Presbyterian Medical Center 39th & Market Sts., Philadelphia Philadelphia 50 JJ98013 Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania Hanover York 40 JJ98020 Hallsworth House 435 Reed Avenue, Monessen Westmoreland 90
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.
FEATHER O. HOUSTOUN,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 98-1664. Filed for public inspection October 9, 1998, 9:00 a.m.]
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