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DPW Releases Draft Bulletins & Regulations
May 30, 2001

The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) has released draft bulletins and regulations to PCPA for review by the membership. The following documents have been added to the Members Only Section of the PCPA web site, in the Children's Provider Resources Area:

  • Revision to Prior Authorization of Therapeutic Staff Support Services (4 documents)
  • Revisions to Policies and Procedures Relating to Mobile Therapy, Behavior Specialist Consultant, and Therapeutic Staff Support Services
  • Addition of Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Service to the Medical Assistance (MA) Program Fee Schedule
  • Chapter 1154: Outpatient Behavioral Health Services

In October of 1998, DPW issued a draft Comprehensive Bulletin For Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services. DPW received many responses and has developed the Chapter 1154 regulations from the comments received on that draft bulletin. The regulation clarifies many issues that providers have been seeking direction on such as:

  • Roles of the TSS, MT and BSC
  • Supervision Requirements
  • Subcontracting Arrangements, and
  • Covered and Non Covered Services.

Members are asked to review the draft bulletins and regulations, providing feedback to Lisa Lowrie by June 14 as comments are required to the Department by June 22.

Questions about Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services can be directed to Ms. Lowrie at the Association.

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