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Provider Notice Issued 07/14/2022

DATE:July 14, 2022
​TO:​Supportive Living Program (SLP) Providers

​ Rate Increases Effective July 1, 2022, per Public Act 102-0699

Pursuant to PA 102-0699 the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) is increasing rates for Supportive Living Program (SLP) providers effective July 1, 2022.  These rate increases are the result of new funding being added to the nursing facility per diem rates effective for the same period.

SLP provider rates remain at 54.3% of the average nursing facility rate within specific geographic regions. Certified SLP Dementia Care Setting rates are set at 127% of the approved rate for the SLP services in each region. Since there is new funding being added to the nursing facility per diem rate, associated SLP rates will also be affected. Components of the nursing facility rates that have been affected by the transition to a new payment system utilizing the federal Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) effective July 1, 2022, include:

  • A $7 per day increase to the nursing component base rate.
  • Raising all regional wage adjustors to 1.06.
  • A $4 per day increase for nursing facilities that provide at least 70% of their care to individuals paid through Medicaid.
  • A per diem add-on payment ranging from $9 - $38 to providers that staff their buildings between 70% and 125% of the STRIVE based targets.

Regional average rate increases may vary depending upon the previous regional wage adjustor, percent of Medicaid paid nursing facility residents within the region, and individual nursing facility performance on meeting STRIVE based staffing targets.

Add-on payments to nursing facilities for the quality incentive pool and the certified nurse assistant (CNA) wage scale incentives are not included in the July 1, 2022, rate increases for SLP providers. Inclusion of these payments will require approval by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) through an amendment to the 1915(c) Home and Community-Based (HCBS) SLP waiver. Since the SLP waiver is currently in the process of being renewed, a waiver amendment cannot be filed until the current waiver renewal is approved by federal CMS.

Questions regarding this notice may be directed to the Bureau of Long Term Care at 1-844-528-8444.

Kelly Cunningham, Administrator

Division of Medical Programs


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