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55 Pa. Code § 4300.118. Special limitations on unit of service funding.

§ 4300.118. Special limitations on unit of service funding.

 (a)  Costs of partial hospitalization services provided under this title shall be limited to 240 3-hour sessions (720 total hours) in a consecutive 365-day period per patient. Six hours of partial hospitalization equals 1 day of partial hospitalization.

 (b)  A benefit period begins with the first day of inpatient hospital care and includes a maximum of 60 days of care in one consecutive stay or in a number of lesser stays that add up to 60 days. If the Department pays for part of a day, the day shall be counted as a full day in the benefit period. A patient’s benefit period ends after 60 consecutive days on which he is not hospitalized, regardless of the number of days of hospitalization he has had. After one benefit period ends, a new benefit period begins with the first day of hospitalization and is subject to appropriate utilization review standards.

 (c)  The payment for hospital visits by a psychiatrist, when the fee is not included in the inpatient rate, shall be allowed.

 (d)  The Department will participate in the cost of drugs according to Chapter 4220 (relating to reimbursement for medications).

 (e)  Charges to clients of the county program shall be in accordance with Chapter 4305 (relating to liability for community mental health and intellectual disability services). A facility may not seek reimbursement from a client of the county program above that provided for under this title.

 (f)  The Department of Labor and Industry, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, establishes fees for selected vocational program services. The Department will financially participate in the costs of county programs purchasing these same services at the established fees.


   The provisions of this §  4300.118 amended under sections 201(2) and (8) and 202 of the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act of 1966 (50 P.S. § §  4201(2) and (8) and 4202).


   The provisions of this §  4300.118 amended June 17, 2016, effective June 18, 2016, 46 Pa.B. 3177. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (213213) to (213214).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  4300.111 (relating to applicability).

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