67 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes § 1101 - Definitions

§ 1101. Definitions.

The following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Bureau." The Bureau of Hearings and Appeals of the Department of Public Welfare.

"Hearing." A proceeding commenced in accordance with this chapter by a provider concerning an adjudication of the department relating to the administration of the program. The term includes an action relating to a provider's enrollment in, participation in, claims for payment or damages under or penalties imposed under the program.

"Program." The medical assistance program established by subarticle (f) of Article IV of the act of June 13, 1967 (P.L.31, No.21), known as the Public Welfare Code.

"Provider." A person that is approved or was approved by the department to participate in the program or that seeks approval to provide medical assistance services under the program.

References in Text. The Department of Public Welfare, referred to in this section, was redesignated as the Department of Human Services by Act 132 of 2014.

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