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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 02-109



Addition of Tobacco Cessation Counseling Services

[32 Pa.B. 392]

   The Department of Public Welfare (Department) announces that it is adding tobacco cessation counseling to the Medical Assistance Program Fee Schedule, effective January 1, 2002, as follows:

Procedure Code Description
MA Fee
S9075 Tobacco Cessation Treatment
Face-to-Face Encounters
Includes both individual and
group sessions
1 unit = 15 minute session
Limit of 10 units per calendar year
$15/ unit

   The proposed adoption of this service was presented to the Medical Assistance Advisory Committee (MAAC) for review and comment at its September 27, 2001, meeting. The Department received no written comments from the MAAC regarding the proposed addition of tobacco cessation counseling.

Fiscal Impact

   The fiscal note was prepared under the authority of section 612 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § 232).

Contact Person

   A copy of this notice is available for review at local County Assistance Offices. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to this notice within 30 days of this publication. These comments should be sent to the Department of Public Welfare, Office of Medical Assistance Programs, c/o Deputy Secretary's Office, Attention: Regulations Coordinator, Room 515 Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120. Any comments received will be considered for subsequent fee schedule updates or revisions.

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


   Fiscal Note:  14-NOT-313. (1) General Fund;

Med AssistMed Assist
(2)Implementing Year 2001-02 is$559,000$2,571,000
Succeeding Year
2002-03 is$1,675,000$5,138,000
Succeeding Year
2003-04 is$1,675,000$5,137,000
Succeeding Year
2004-05 is$1,675,000$5,137,000
Succeeding Year
2005-06 is$1,675,000$5,137,000
Succeeding Year
2006-07 is$1,675,000$5,137,000
(4)2000-01 Program--$668,586,000$1,487,944,000
1999-00 Program--$622,669,000$1,384,763,000
1998-99 Program--$695,935,000$1,026,075,000

   (8) recommends adoption. Funds for these changes were included in the 2001-02 budget.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 02-109. Filed for public inspection January 18, 2002, 9:00 a.m.]

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