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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 99-1333



1999 Group One Exception Requests; MA/LTC Participation Review

[29 Pa.B. 4391]

   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 1999 Group One exception requests covering the submission period of January 1, 1999, through June 30, 1999.

Expansion Projects

Number Name Address County Beds
JJ99002 Twin Oaks Nursing Ctr. 90 W. Main St., Cambelltown Lebanon 39
JJ99004 Continuing Care Nursing &
   Rehabilitation Ctr.
8th St. & Girard Ave., Philadelphia Philadelphia   4
JJ99006 Canterbury Place 310 Fisk St., Pittsburgh Allegheny 22
JJ99008 St. Mary's Villa Nursing Home St. Mary's Villa Road, Elmhurst Lackawanna   9

New Facility Projects

Number Name Address County Beds
JJ99001 Frankford Hospital TCU Frankford Ave. & Wakeling St. Philadelphia   19
JJ99003 The Clara Burke Community 251 Stenton Ave., Plymouth Meeting Montgomery   80
JJ99005 Pittston Hospital P. O. Box 666, Pittston Luzerne 176
JJ99007 Jenners Pond Health Center, Inc. 1011 W. Baltimore Pike, West GroveChester   30
JJ99009 Harlee Manor, Inc. 463 West Sproul Road, SpringfieldDelaware   18

   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.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-1333. Filed for public inspection August 13, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]

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