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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 15-1174


Rate-Setting Methodology for Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support Waiver-Funded and Base-Funded Services for Individuals Participating in the Office of Developmental Programs Service System

[45 Pa.B. 3289]
[Saturday, June 20, 2015]

 The Department of Human Services (Department) is providing final notice of the methodology used in the Prospective Payment System (PPS) to develop rates for residential habilitation eligible and transportation trip services funded through the Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support waivers. There are no changes to the methodology.


 The Department published notice of the methodology used in the PPS at 44 Pa.B. 4060 (June 28, 2014). The Department received no public comments during the 30-day comment period and will implement the methodology described in the proposed notice.

 Copies of this notice may be obtained at the local Mental Health/Intellectual Disability (MH/ID) County Program, Administrative Entity (AE) or regional Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) in the corresponding regions:

 • Western region: Piatt Place, Room 4900, 301 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, (412) 565-5144

 • Northeast region: Room 315, Scranton State Office Building, 100 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503, (570) 963-4749

 • Southeast region: 801 Market Street, Suite 5071, Philadelphia, PA 19107, (215) 560-2242 or (215) 560-2245

 • Central region: Room 430, Willow Oak Building, P. O. Box 2675, DGS Annex Complex, Harrisburg, PA 17105, (717) 772-6507

 Contact information for the local MH/ID County Program or AE may be found at or contact the previously referenced regional ODP.

Fiscal Impact

 It is anticipated that there will be an approximate cost to the Commonwealth of $29.289 million ($13.788 million State funds) in Fiscal Year 2014-2015 and subsequent years.


Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-956. (1) General Fund;

 (7) Intellectual Disabilities—Community Waiver Program; (2) Implementing Year 2014-15 is $13,445,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2015-16 through 5th Succeeding Year 2019-20 are $13,445,000; (4) 2013-14 Program—$1,026,000,000; 2012-13 Program—$931,885,000; 2011-12 Program—$854,863,000;

 (7) Intellectual Disabilities—Community Base Program; (2) Implementing Year 2014-15 is $343,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2015-16 through 5th Succeeding Year 2019-20 are $343,000; (4) 2013-14 Program—$150,918,000; 2012-13 Program—$151,223,000; 2011-12 Program—$158,194,000;

 (8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-1174. Filed for public inspection June 19, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]

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