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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 99-557


1998 Group Two Exception Requests; MA/LTC Participation Review

[29 Pa.B. 1788]

   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 Two exception requests covering the submission period of July 1, 1998, through December 31, 1998.

Expansion Projects

NumberName Address CountyBeds
JD98001Harrison House 41 Newport Avenue, ChristianaLancaster19
JD98002Bonham Nursing CenterR.D.1, StillwaterLuzerne 1
JD98005Cumberland Crossings1 Longsdorf Way, Carlisle Cumberland 1
JD98006Shippensburg Health Care Ctr121 Walnut Bottom Rd., ShippensburgCumberland10
JD98007Luther Crest Nursing Facility800 Hausman Rd., Allentown Lehigh1
JD98009Shenango Presbyterian Home238 S. Market St., New WilmingtonLawrence 13
JD98010Valley View Home301 Valley View Blvd., Altoona Blair10
JD98012Pine Run Health Center 777 Ferry Rd., Doylestown Bucks16
JD98013Atrium I Nursing, Research & Rehab Center5180 Campbells Run Rd., PittsburghAllegheny30
JD98016Horizon Senior Care 300 Barr St., Canonsburg Washington2
JD98017Morrisons Cove Home429 South Market St., Martinsburg Blair12
JD98018 Saint Anne Home685 Angela Dr., Greensburg Westmoreland14
JD98019Normandie Ridge 1700 Normandie Dr., York York 12
JD98022Good Samaritan Hospital/Conemaugh HospitalEast of JohnstownCambria21
JD98023 Hazleton Nsg. & Geriatric Ctr1000 W. 27th St, Hazleton Luzerne120
JD98024Denver Nursing Home, Inc.400 Lancaster Ave., StevensLancaster 42

New Facility Projects

NumberName Address CountyBeds
JD98003Pittston HospitalP. O. Box 666, Pittston Luzerne 176
JD98004Golden Pond H & R Ctr II Stroud Township Monroe120
JD98011 Lutheran SS /South Central Pa.Luther Ridge Retirement CommunityFranklin40
JD98014Atrium II Nursing, Research Fawn Township & Rehab CenterFawn TownshipAllegheny120
JD98015Atrium III Nursing, Research & Rehab CenterMonument Ave., PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia 125
JD98020 Rebecca ResidenceCedar Ridge Rd., West Deer Township Allegheny 60
JD98021 Jenners Pond Health Center Inc 1011 W Baltimore Pike, West Grove Chester 25

   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) 705-3705.

   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.


   Fiscal Note:  14-NOT-196. No fiscal impact; (8) recommends adoption.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-557. Filed for public inspection April 2, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]

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