18 Feb 2012
Today, notice was published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin regarding regulatory changes forthcoming for the Community MR programs. We have been expecting this notice, as well as the short turn-around time for comments, but unfortunately, the notice does not provide much more information than what we already had. We had hoped to have access to draft regulations so that we could provide throughtful and effective comments.
February 18, 2012 Pennsylvania Bulletin
The purpose of this notice is to provide advance public notice of the Department of Public Welfare's (Department) intent to promulgate home and community-based services (HCBS) regulations and submit waiver amendments, as necessary, regarding provider qualifications and provider payment methodologies and rates. These regulations will apply to HCBS providers rendering services for the Medical Assistance (MA) Consolidated, Person/Family Directed Support and Adult Autism home and community-based service waivers, providers of targeted services management and base-funded providers offering services in a waiver service location.
Note that there are a few other notices also published under the Department of Public Welfare.