The Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) has updated the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Medical Assistance (MA) Fee Schedule. The updates reflect the fee schedule rates for Personal Assistance Services (PAS) procedure codes W1793, W1793 TT, W1792, and W1792 TU in the referenced Pennsylvania Bulletin below.
The updated OLTL HCBS MA Fee Schedule (effective January 1, 2022) may be found here. The new rates for the OBRA Waiver and Act 150 Program were announced in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on November 6, 2021, in the Volume 51, Number 45 issue and can be found here.
Questions related to this update should be directed to the OLTL Provider Inquiry Line at 800-932-0939, option 2, Monday–Friday between 9:00 am–12:00 pm and 1:00 pm–4:00 pm.
Message from ANCOR:
The White House just released its framework for the Build Back Better Agenda this morning. The framework includes $150 billion for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services. There is still no legislative text available for the budget reconciliation bill, which is how Congress will move forward this framework. Negotiations are still ongoing. We will continue to update you as we know more.
We are encouraged that reports indicate that HCBS funding will be included in the final bill. But we want to make sure we don’t let up on our advocacy in this final stretch!
Please join us TODAY as we participate in a Day of Action along with our coalition partners from disability, aging, and labor groups.
Here are some sample tweets you can use:
You are also encouraged to tweet your own stories. Below are additional hashtags to use:
We also wanted to make sure we shared with you ANCOR’s letter sent to Congressional leadership yesterday in a final push to support increased funding for HCBS.
Thanks for all of your hard work and please keep it going!
Here are the resources from the White House:
The Build Back Better Framework: President Biden’s Plan to Rebuild the Middle Class
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RCPA would like to thank all sponsors and golfers who donated and participated in the RCPA PAC Golf Outing this year held on Monday, September 27, 2021 at the Hershey Country Club. This year’s golf event raised over $6,500 for the PAC!
Erie County Care Management, Inc.
Beverage Cart/Beverage Hole Sponsors
Brier Dlugolecki Strategies
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Golf Hole Sponsors
Ceisler Media & Issue Advocacy
Comprehensive Financial Associates, Inc. and PA Pension Planners, Inc.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
enkompas Technology Solutions
Novak Strategic Advisors
Pinnacle Treatment Centers, Inc.
Wojdak Government Relations
Their support was crucial for the success of this event.
Winning Golf Team: Inperium, Inc.
Mark Kellenberger, John Baranowski, Joe Baranowski, and Jeremy Baranowski
Longest Putt: Charles Barber, Erie County Care Management, Inc.
Closest to the Pin: Andrew Wigglesworth, Wojdak Government Relations
Longest Drive: Jeremy Baranowski, Inperium, Inc.
Putting Contest: Ken Healy, Hope Enterprises, Inc.
As you know, financial support to the RCPA PAC helps us continue our mission of supporting campaigns of state legislators and representatives who advance our interests on health & human services issues. The funds raised through RCPA PAC can make a difference. Being involved in RCPA PAC allows you to help make decisions on who the committee supports and helps to identify those who will join in our successes.
Thank you once again for your generous support and contributions. Please contact Jack Phillips, Director of Government Affairs, for further information on PAC.
The Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) has issued a notice announcing the extension of various regulatory provisions under the state disaster emergency declaration that are currently in effect and which were set to expire on September 30, 2021. These are now extended until further notice. A list of the regulations that were suspended in whole or in part and their current status is available here.