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55 Pa. Code § 6210.73. Limitations on payment during strike or disaster situations requiring recipient evacuation.

§ 6210.73. Limitations on payment during strike or disaster situations requiring recipient evacuation.

 (a)  Payment may continue to be made to a facility that has temporarily transferred recipients, as the result or threat of a strike or disaster situation, to the closest medical institution able to meet the recipients’ needs, if the institution receiving the recipients is licensed and certified to provide the required level of care.

 (b)  If the facility transferring the recipients can demonstrate that there is no certified facility available for the safe and orderly transfer of the recipients, the payments may be made so long as the institution receiving the recipients is certifiable and licensed to provide the required level of care.

 (c)  If the facility to which the recipients are transferred has a different interim per diem rate, the transferring facility will be reimbursed at the lower rate.

 (d)  The facility shall immediately notify the Department, Office of Medical Assistance Programs, in writing of an impending strike or a disaster situation and shall include a listing of MA recipients and the facility to which they will be or were transferred.



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