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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 03-788


2002 Group Two Exception Requests; Medical Assistance Long Term Care Participation Review

[33 Pa.B. 2133]

   The Department of Public Welfare (Department), by statement of policy effective December 18, 1996, adopted an interim policy announcing that it intended to exercise its discretion to refuse to enter into new Medical Assistance (MA) provider agreements and to terminate any provider of MA nursing facility services that sought to increase the number of MA certified nursing facility beds through expansion, unless the Department granted an exception on a case-by-case basis to permit that provider to enroll or expand. A statement of policy that sets forth the guidelines the Department will use when making its case-by-case exception request decisions was published at 28 Pa.B. 138 (January 10, 1998) and is codified at 55 Pa. Code § 1187.21a. (relating to nursing facility exception requests--statement of policy).

   By this notice, published under 55 Pa. Code § 1187.21a(e)(4), the Department announces the 2002 Group Two Exception Requests covering the submission period of July 1, 2002, through December 31, 2002.

Expansion Projects

NumberName Address County Beds
JD02001 Bradford Ecumenical 100 Saint Francis Drive McKean 16
Home, Inc. Bradford, PA 16701
JD02003 Locust Grove Retirement HCR-67, Box 7 Juniata 25
Village Mifflin, PA 17058
JD02004 Asbury Health Center 700 Bower Hill Road Allegheny 4
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
JD02005 Pinnacle Health SNU120 South Filbert Street Cumberland 21
Seidle Memorial Hospital Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
JD02007 Greenleaf/Briarleaf 400 South Main Street Bucks 178
Nursing and Conv. Inc. Doylestown, PA 18901

   Copies of the previously 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.

Public Comment

   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 2675, Harrisburg, PA 17105.

   Persons with a disability should use the AT&T Relay Service, (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).


   Fiscal Note:  14-NOT-358. No fiscal impact; (8) recommends adoption.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 03-788. Filed for public inspection April 25, 2003, 9:00 a.m.]

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