Final Fee Schedule Rates for Service Coordination Services in the Medical Assistance Aging, Attendant Care, COMMCARE, Independence and OBRA Waivers and the Act 150 Program
[44 Pa.B. 5936]
[Saturday, September 13, 2014]
This notice announces the Department of Public Welfare's (Department) final fee schedule rates for Service Coordination Services in the Medical Assistance (MA) Aging, Attendant Care, COMMCARE, Independence and OBRA Waivers and the Act 150 Program under 55 Pa. Code § 52.45(a) and (b) (relating to fee schedule rates). Under 55 Pa. Code § 52.42(b) (relating to payment policies), the Department is also announcing the waivers in which Service Coordination Services are provided. The final rates for this service will be effective July 1, 2014.
The Department will use the same rate methodology for the fee schedule rates as that used in the public notice published at 42 Pa.B. 3343 (June 9, 2012).
Service Coordination Final Fee Schedule Rates
Region Aging Attendant
Act 150 CC IW OW Procedure
Rate Unit 1 X X X X X X W1011 $18.49 15 min 2 X X X X X X W1011 $20.21 15 min 3 X X X X X X W1011 $18.78 15 min 4 X X X X X X W1011 $21.47 15 min CC = COMMCARE IW = Independence OW = OBRA
The Department published a notice announcing its proposed fee schedule rates for Service Coordination Services in the MA Aging, Attendant Care, COMMCARE, Independence and OBRA Waivers and the Act 150 Program at 44 Pa.B. 4060 (June 28, 2014) and invited interested persons to submit comments. No comments were received by the Department in response to the proposed rate notice.
The Department anticipates that this change will result in a cost of $4.978 million ($2.351 million in State funds) in Fiscal Year 2014-2015: Aging Waiver—$2.673 million ($1.223 million in State funds); Attendant Care Waiver—$0.802 million ($0.367 million in State funds); Act 150 Program—$0.136 million ($0.136 million in State funds); COMMCARE Waiver—$0.090 million ($0.041 million in State funds); OBRA Waiver—$0.229 million ($0.105 million in State funds); and Independence Waiver—$1.048 million ($0.479 million in State funds).
Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding this notice to the Department of Public Welfare, Office of Long-Term Living, Bureau of Policy and Regulatory Management, Attention: Elaine Smith, P. O. Box 8025, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8025, RAemail@example.com. Comments received within 30 days will be considered in subsequent revisions to the fee schedule.
Persons with a disability who require an auxiliary aid or service may submit comments using the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service by calling (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (Voice users).
BEVERLY D. MACKERETH,
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-901. (1) General Fund;
(7) Home and Community-Based Services; (2) Implementing Year 2014-15 is $1,223,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2015-16 through 5th Succeeding Year 2019-20 are $1,223,000; (4) 2013-14 Program—$225,008,000; 2012-13 Program—$184,500,000; 2011-12 Program—$175,162,000;
(7) Attendant Care; (2) Implementing Year 2014-15 is $503,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2015-16 through 5th Succeeding Year 2019-20 are $503,000; (4) 2013-14 Program—$116,084,000; 2012-13 Program—$107,830,000; 2011-12 Program—$102,704,000;
(7) Services to Persons with Disabilities; (2) Implementing Year 2014-15 is $625,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 2015-16 through 5th Succeeding Year 2019-20 are $625,000; (4) 2013-14 Program—$233,104,000; 2012-13 Program—$195,135,000; 2011-12 Program—$163,987,000;
(8) recommends adoption. Funds have been included in the budget to cover this increase.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-1929. Filed for public inspection September 12, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]
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