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DHS COVID-19 PROVIDER GUIDANCE // OLTL

Delay of Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Payments

Issued: June 4, 2020

This is to notify nursing facilities that due to COVID-19, the Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) cannot access information necessary to calculate the HAI Payments for MA-11 Cost Reports with acceptance letters normally mailed in March. 

On March 2, 2020, the Department of Health (DOH) issued letters to nursing facilities to inform them of the Patient Safety Trust Fund surcharge amounts due to DOH. Due to working remotely, DOH is unable to produce a report of payments received from nursing facilities. OLTL requires this report in order to calculate the HAI Payments. Payments will be issued as soon as the report becomes available. OLTL will provide further information when the issue is resolved. 

If you have questions regarding this information, please contact the OLTL, Bureau of Finance, Diane E. Bamford at dbamford@pa.gov.