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Department of Health Provider Bulletins and Recent Policy Statements

The Department of Health issues bulletins and other postings outlining sub-regulatory guidance on questions of concern for nursing facilities. Here is a quick reference of both Provider Bulletins and other guidance for providers.

Community HealthChoices Resources

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Community HealthChoices (CHC) is the commonwealth’s plan to deliver Medicaid funded long-term services and supports (LTSS) through a capitated managed care program to older Pennsylvanians and adults with physical disabilities. CHC will use managed care organizations (MCOs) to coordinate the physical health, behavioral health, and long-term services needs of participants in order to improve access, efficiency, and quality to qualifying populations.


Emergency Preparedness Resources

Effective November 16, 2017 the final rule: Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers will be implemented. Compliance will be reviewed during annual surveys, including documentation of exercises and requisite planning.

Published or Updated Short Description Title and Link
6-Jul-17 Local Resources for Emergency Preparedness. PA Health Care Coalition Contacts 2017 Map
16-Sep-16 Code of Federal Regulations Final Rule Final Rule: Medicare and Medicaid Program; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers
8-Sep-16 CMS S&C Memo: Announcement of Final Rule Publication CMS Survey and Cert Letter: Notification of Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Published.
2-Jun-17 Annoucement of advanced copy of Appendix Z of the SOM: Emergency Preparedness for All Provider and Certified Supplier Types Interpretive Guidance CMS Survey and Cert Letter on Emergency Preparedness Advanced Copy of Appendix Z
March, 2017 Frequently asked questions and answers on the CMS final rule, including all hazards approaches. Survey and Cert All Hazards Approach FAQ
13-Jul-17 Yale New Haven Health System Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Crosswalk Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Crosswalk
This document contains key fields to be included in a sample agreement to be used in a facility's emergency preparedness plan used to transition residents during an emergency. Sample Facility Transfer Agreement

Federal & State Regulations Guide

Long-term care providers are among the most regulated of all entities by both the state and federal governments – and unfortunately this list continues to change and expand. LeadingAge PA's new Federal & State Regulations Guide provides members with information and resources regarding the numerous and varied regulations affecting long-term care providers. Our guide provides information for nursing facilities, assisted living residences, personal care homes, home and community-based services, housing entities as well as general regulations.