14 Apr 2012
Allowable Cost Reimbursement for Non-State Intermediate Care Facilities for persons with Intellectual Disabilities
The Department of Public Welfare/ODP has published another notice of intent to promulgate regulations for the ICF/ID programs, specifically regarding Chapter 6211. The primary differences between this notice and the previous notice (on February 2012) are as follows:
1. The allowance for a COLA. This is not a guarantee for a COLA, just the Department may provide a COLA.
2. The Department has changed the fiscal impact and is saying that there are no savings, but rather, these regulation changes contain costs within appropriate amounts.
The regulatory changes still include:
1. The elimination of the inflationary increase in the rate setting process.
2. An allowance for the Department to include a RAF.