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WAC 388-105-0045

Bed or unit hold—Medicaid residents at an ESF, AFH, ARC, EARC, or AL who need short-term care at a nursing home or hospital.

(1) An enhanced services facility (ESF) that contracts to provide services under chapter 70.97 RCW and an adult family home (AFH) or assisted living facilities contracted to provide adult residential care (ARC), enhanced adult residential care (EARC), or assisted living services (AL) under chapter 74.39A RCW, must hold a medicaid eligible resident's bed or unit if:
(a) The medicaid resident needs short-term care in a nursing home or hospital;
(b) The medicaid resident is likely to return to the ESF, AFH, ARC, EARC, or AL; and
(c) The department pays the ESF, AFH, ARC, EARC, or AL as set forth under subsection (3), (4), or (5) of this section.
(2) The ESF, AFH, ARC, EARC, or AL must hold a medicaid resident's bed or unit for up to twenty days when the department pays the ESF, AFH, ARC, EARC, or AL under subsections (3), (4), or (5) of this section.
(3) The department will pay an ESF seventy percent of the resident's medicaid daily rate set at the time he or she left the ESF for the first through twentieth day of the resident's hospital or nursing home stay.
(4) The department will pay an ARC, EARC, or AL seventy percent of the resident's medicaid daily rate set at the time he or she left the ARC, EARC, or AL for the first through seventh day of the resident's hospital or nursing home stay and eleven dollars a day for the eighth through twentieth day.
(5) The department will pay an AFH seventy percent of the resident's medicaid daily rate set at the time he or she left the AFH for the first through seventh day of the resident's hospital or nursing home stay and fifteen dollars per day for the eighth through twentieth day.
(6) A medicaid resident's short-term stay in a nursing home or hospital must be longer than twenty-four hours for subsection (3) or (4) of this section to apply.
(7) If a medicaid resident stays at a hospital or nursing home for more than twenty-four hours, the ESF, AFH, ARC, EARC, or AL must notify the department by email, fax, or telephone within twenty-four hours after the initial twenty-four hour period. If the end of the initial twenty-four hour period falls on a weekend or state holiday, the ESF, AFH, ARC, EARC, or AL must notify the department within twenty-four hours after the weekend or holiday.
(8) If a medicaid resident returns to the ESF, AFH, ARC, EARC, or AL from the hospital or nursing home and stays there for less than twenty-four hours before returning to the hospital or nursing home, the existing bed hold period continues to run. If the medicaid resident stays at the ESF, AFH, ARC, EARC, or AL for more than twenty-four hours before returning to the hospital or nursing home, a new bed hold period begins.
(9) The department's social service worker or case manager may determine that the medicaid resident's hospital or nursing home stay is not short term and he or she is unlikely to return to the ESF, AFH, ARC, EARC, or AL. If the social service worker or case manager makes such a determination, the department may cease payment the day it notifies the contractor of its decision.
(10) An ESF, AFH, ARC, EARC, or AL may seek third-party payment for a bed or unit hold that lasts for twenty-one days or longer or if the department determines that the medicaid resident's hospital or nursing home stay is not short-term and he or she is unlikely to return. The third-party payment must not exceed the resident's medicaid daily rate paid to the ESF, AFH, ARC, EARC, or AL.
(11) If third-party payment is not available for a bed or unit hold that lasts for twenty-one days or longer, the medicaid resident may return to the first available and appropriate bed or unit at the ESF, AFH, ARC, EARC, or AL if he or she continues to meet the admission criteria under chapter 388-106 WAC.
(12) When the medicaid resident's stay in the hospital or nursing home exceeds twenty days or the department's social service worker or case manager determines that the medicaid resident's stay in the nursing home or hospital is not short-term and he or she is unlikely to return to the ESF, AFH, ARC, EARC, or AL, only subsection (10) and (11) of this section apply to a private contract between the contractor and a third party regarding the medicaid resident's unit or bed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. WSR 16-19-055, § 388-105-0045, filed 9/16/16, effective 10/17/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.39A.030(3), 18.20.290, and 2009 c 564 § 206(4). WSR 09-20-011, § 388-105-0045, filed 9/25/09, effective 10/26/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.39A.030 (3)(a). WSR 09-11-053, § 388-105-0045, filed 5/13/09, effective 6/13/09. Statutory Authority: Chapter 74.39A RCW, RCW 18.20.290, 2006 c 372, 260, and 64. WSR 06-19-017, § 388-105-0045, filed 9/8/06, effective 10/9/06. Statutory Authority: Chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 06-07-013, § 388-105-0045, filed 3/3/06, effective 4/3/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.39A.030, 2003 c 231. WSR 04-09-092, § 388-105-0045, filed 4/20/04, effective 5/21/04.]
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