1. Whether the Provider is entitled to a new provider exemption from the skilled nursing facility (SNF) routine service cost
limits under 42 C.F.R. section 1413.30(e) for the cost reporting year ended December 31, 1995.; 2. Whether the Intermediary's
denial of the Provider's request to be reimbursed the Transitional Period Rate for SNFs under 42 C.F.R. section 413.340(e)
for the cost reporting year ended December 31, 1999 was proper.