Submission of Amendments to the Office of Long-Term Living Aging Waiver, the Attendant Care Waiver and the Independence Waiver
[44 Pa.B. 2948]
[Saturday, May 17, 2014]
This notice announces the Department of Public Welfare's (Department) intent to amend the Aging Waiver, the Attendant Care Waiver and the Independence Waiver to increase the number of unduplicated recipients served during the 2013-2014 State Fiscal Year (FY).
To receive Federal matching funds for home and community-based waiver services, the Department must receive approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the number of unduplicated recipients to be served during each year of the approved waiver. The number of unduplicated recipients is estimated for each year of the waiver and with Federal approval can be adjusted as actual experience within the waiver is monitored.
Based on current fiscal year experience, the Department has determined the need to increase the maximum number of unduplicated recipients it intends to serve in the waivers as follows. The Department intends to submit amendments to CMS to increase the maximum number of unduplicated recipients as follows:
• Aging Waiver—increase the number of unduplicated recipients from 28,500 to 29,000.
• Attendant Care Waiver—increase the number of unduplicated recipients from 10,250 to 10,700.
• Independence Waiver—increase the number of unduplicated recipients from 8,600 to 10,500.
For FY 2014-2015, the fiscal impact of these waiver amendments is $83.440 million ($38.624 million in State funds).
Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding this notice to the Department of Public Welfare, Office of Long-Term Living, Bureau of Policy and Regulatory Management, Attention: John Esposito, P. O. Box 8025, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8025. Comments can also be sent to RAfirstname.lastname@example.org. Comments received within 30 days will be reviewed and considered for revisions to the amendments to the waivers.
Persons with a disability who require an auxiliary aid or service may submit comments using Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).
BEVERLY D. MACKERETH,
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-873. (1) General Fund;
(7) Home and Community-Based Services; (2) Implementing Year 2014-15 is $4,014,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2015-16 through 5th Succeeding Year 2019-20 are $4,014,000; (4) 2013-14 Program—$143,812,000; 2012-13 Program—$113,040,000; 2011-12 Program—$221,147,000;
(7) Attendant Care; (2) Implementing Year 2014-15 is $4,209,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2015-16 through 5th Succeeding Year 2019-20 are $4,209,000; (4) 2013-14 Program—$184,500,000; 2012-13 Program—$107,830,000; 2011-12 Program—$195,135,000;
(7) Services to Persons with Disabilities; (2) Implementing Year 2014-15 is $30,401,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2015-16 through 5th Succeeding Year 2019-20 are $30,401,000; (4) 2013-14 Program—$175,162,000; 2012-13 Program—$102,704,000; 2011-12 Program—$163,987,000;
(8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-1056. Filed for public inspection May 16, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]
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