Bed Exception and Transfer Requests For Pennsylvania Nursing Facilities
As providers of nursing care in Pennsylvania know, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW) has limited the ability of a new facility to enroll in the Medical Assistance (MA”) Program or for a provider that participates in the MA Program to increase its enrolled number of nursing facility beds. DPW regulations now establish processes for new providers to request initial enrollment, for existing providers to request expansion of their current capacity, and for existing providers to request to transfer beds among themselves. We have extensive experience in navigating providers through these matters, and have been successful in obtaining approvals from DPW for the expansion and transfers of beds within the Commonwealth. Our experience enables our attorneys to be highly effective advocates for nursing facility clients seeking to add new or additional beds to their facility.