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The Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) has announced that they will be holding a webinar on November 20, 2020 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am to provide information on the Act 24 Cost Reports. The webinar is specifically for non-nursing facility providers, such as personal assistance agencies, residential habilitation providers, adult day care centers, personal care homes, and assisted living residences. Time will be allotted for questions and answers. The due date for the final report is December 21, 2020. No interim report is due for non-nursing facility providers.

To participate in this webinar, registration is required. There is a maximum capacity of 500 participants per webinar, so providers are encouraged to register early. Attendance is limited to no more than two individuals per organization or agency. The session will be recorded and made available for viewing. OLTL has made the Excel reporting templates for Personal Assistance Services and Home Health Agencies and Residential Habilitation Service Providers available.

Questions regarding Act 24 reporting can be sent here.

Recently, a bi-partisan group of members from the House of Representatives introduced a bill that addresses the tentative cuts in reimbursement for services paid for through the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule. This bill was published in the Federal Register on August 17, 2020 (comments were due by October 5, 2020). These cuts impact outpatient therapy in addition to inpatient physician services. This bill, “Holding Providers Harmless From Medicare Cuts During COVID-19 Act of 2020”, would create a separate, dedicated fund that would pay providers the difference in their reimbursement and 2020 payment rates for two years. The Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association (RCPA) will continue to update members on the progression of this bill.

Wednesday, November 18

11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) gives families and individuals an opportunity to talk about money issues and set goals. The creation of the ABLE savings program in 2014 was a monumental win for people with disabilities. For the first time ever, people with disabilities had a safe way to save without jeopardizing their benefits. Diana Fishlock of the Pennsylvania Treasury Department will discuss some of the details of Pennsylvania’s ABLE program, and Dr. Josie Badger and Susan Tachau will share their first-hand experiences with using ABLE accounts.

Join us to learn about:

  • Eligibility requirements for opening an ABLE account in Pennsylvania;
  • Advantages of investing in an ABLE account;
  • Real life experiences with using your ABLE account;
  • What you can purchase with your ABLE savings;
  • Insider tips for making large purchases (home, vehicle, vacation), and;
  • Setting up ABLE investment strategies for your goals.

Learn more and register here.

For questions or help with registration, please contact Megan Bolin at 888-744-1938.

Join us and gain the tools you need to have an impact.

Each Money Talks webinar hosted by the Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation will provide information and resources to handle the unique financial issues that impact individuals with disabilities, including new challenges that have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a person with a disability, a family member of someone with a disability, an advocate, an educator, or a service provider, this series is for you. Each session will be fully accessible, and recordings, transcripts, and slides will be made available.

Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation

Toll Free Voice: 888.744.1938

Voice: 484.674.0506

Fax: 484.674.0510

Email: patf@patf.us

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The next Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) Subcommittee meeting is scheduled for December 4, 2020 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. The meeting will be conducted via webinar. Members can register to participate here. Public comments will be taken after each presentation, and questions can be entered into the chat box during the presentations.

To participate via telephone, please dial:

(415) 655-0060

Access Code: 570-909-331