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PDFWAC 182-550-2580

Requirements for becoming an LTAC hospital.

(1) To apply to become a medicaid agency-approved long-term acute care (LTAC) hospital, the agency requires a hospital to:
(a) Submit a letter of request to:
LTAC Program Manager
Division of Health Care Services
Health and Recovery Services Administration
P.O. Box 45506
Olympia WA 98504-5506; and
(b) Include in the letter required under (a) of this subsection, documentation that confirms the hospital is:
(i) Medicare-certified for LTAC;
(ii) Accredited by the joint commission on accreditation of health care organizations (JCAHO);
(iii) Licensed as an acute care hospital by the department of health (DOH) under chapter 246-320 WAC (if an in-state hospital), or by the state in which the hospital is located (if an out-of-state hospital); and
(iv) Enrolled with the agency as a medicaid participating provider.
(2) A hospital qualifies as an agency-approved LTAC hospital when:
(a) The hospital meets all the requirements in this section;
(b) The agency's clinical staff has conducted an on-site visit and recommended approval of the hospital's request for LTAC designation; and
(c) The agency provides written notification to the hospital that it qualifies for payment when providing LTAC services to eligible Washington apple health clients.
(3) Agency-approved LTAC hospitals must meet the general requirements in chapter 182-502 WAC.
(4) The agency may, in its sole discretion, approve a hospital located in Idaho or Oregon that is not in a designated bordering city as an LTAC hospital if:
(a) The hospital meets the requirements of this section; and
(b) The hospital provider signs a contract with the agency agreeing to the payment rates established for LTAC services in accordance with WAC 182-550-2595.
(5) The agency does not have any legal obligation to approve any hospital or other entity as an LTAC hospital.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021 and 41.05.160. WSR 15-18-065, § 182-550-2580, filed 8/27/15, effective 9/27/15. WSR 11-14-075, recodified as § 182-550-2580, filed 6/30/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.09.500. WSR 08-21-039, § 388-550-2580, filed 10/8/08, effective 11/8/08; WSR 07-11-129, § 388-550-2580, filed 5/22/07, effective 8/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090. WSR 02-14-162, § 388-550-2580, filed 7/3/02, effective 8/3/02.]
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