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WAC 388-105-0050

Supplementation—General requirements.

(1) Supplementation of the medicaid daily payment rate is an additional payment requested from a medicaid recipient or a third-party payer by an adult family home (AFH) contractor or a licensed boarding home contractor with a contract to provide adult residential care (ARC), enhanced adult residential care (EARC), or assisted living (AL) services.
(2) The AFH, ARC, EARC, or AL contractor may not request supplemental payment of a medicaid recipient's daily rate for services or items that are covered in the daily rate, and the contractor is required to provide:
(a) Under licensing chapters 388-76 or [388-]78A WAC and chapter 388-110 WAC; and/or
(b) In accordance with his or her contract with the department.
(3) Before a contractor may request supplemental payments, the contractor must have a supplemental payment policy that has been given to all applicants for admittance and current residents. In the policy, the contractor must inform the applicant for admittance or current resident that:
(a) The department medicaid payment plus any client participation assigned by the department is payment in full for the services, items, activities, room and board required by the resident's negotiated service plan per chapter 388-78A WAC or the negotiated care plan per chapter 388-76 WAC and its contract with the department; and
(b) Additional payments requested by the contractor are for services, items, activities, room and board not covered by the medicaid per diem rate.
(4) For services, items and activities, the supplementation policy must comply with RCW 70.129.030(4).
(5) For units or bedrooms for which the contractor may request supplemental payments, the contractor must include in the supplemental payment policy the:
(a) Units and/or bedrooms for which the contractor may request supplementation;
(b) Action the contractor will take when a private pay resident converts to medicaid and the resident or a third party is unwilling or unable to pay a supplemental payment in order for the resident to remain in his or her unit or bedroom. When the only units or bedrooms available are those for which the contractor charges a supplemental payment, the contractor's policy may require the medicaid resident to move from the facility. However, the contractor must give the medicaid resident thirty days notice before requiring the medicaid resident to move.
(6) For the medicaid resident for whom the contractor receives supplemental payments, the contractor must indicate in the resident's record the:
(a) Unit or bedroom for which the contractor is receiving a supplemental payment;
(b) Services, items, or activities for which the contractor is receiving supplemental payments;
(c) Who is making the supplemental payments;
(d) Amount of the supplemental payments; and
(e) Private pay charge for the unit or bedroom for which the contractor is receiving a supplemental payment.
(7) When the contractor receives supplemental payment for a unit or bedroom, the contractor must notify the medicaid resident's case manager of the supplemental payment.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.39A.901. WSR 07-04-042, § 388-105-0050, filed 1/30/07, effective 3/2/07.]
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