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PDFWAC 182-551-1840

Pediatric palliative care (PPC) case management/coordination services—Provider requirements.

(1) An eligible provider of pediatric palliative care (PPC) case management/coordination services must do all of the following:
(a) Meet the conditions in WAC 182-551-1300;
(b) Confirm that a client meets the eligibility criteria in WAC 182-551-1810 prior to providing the pediatric palliative care services;
(c) Place in the client's medical record a written order for PPC from the client's physician;
(d) Determine and document in the client's medical record the medical necessity for the initial and ongoing care coordination of pediatric palliative care services;
(e) Document in the client's medical record:
(i) A palliative plan of care (POC) (a written document based on assessment of a client's individual needs that identifies services to meet those needs).
(ii) The medical necessity for those services to be provided in the client's residence; and
(iii) Discharge planning.
(f) Provide medically necessary skilled interventions and psychosocial counseling services by qualified interdisciplinary hospice team members;
(g) Assign and make available a PPC case manager (nurse, social worker or therapist) to implement care coordination with community-based providers to assure clarity, effectiveness, and safety of the client's POC;
(h) Complete and fax the pediatric palliative care (PPC) referral and 5-day notification form (HCA 13-752) to the medicaid agency's PPC program manager within five working days from date of occurrence of the client's:
(i) Date of enrollment in PPC.
(ii) Discharge from the hospice agency or PPC program when the client:
(A) No longer meets PPC criteria;
(B) Is able to receive all care in the community;
(C) Does not require any services for sixty days; or
(D) Discharges from the PPC program and enrolls in the medicaid hospice program.
(iii) Transfer to another hospice agency for pediatric palliative care services.
(iv) Death.
(i) Maintain the client's file which includes the POC, visit notes, and all of the following:
(i) The client's start of care date and dates of service;
(ii) Discipline and services provided (in-home or place of service);
(iii) Case management activity and documentation of hours of work; and
(iv) Specific documentation of the client's response to the palliative care and the client's and/or client's family's response to the effectiveness of the palliative care (e.g., the client might have required acute care or hospital emergency room visits without the pediatric palliative care services).
(j) Provide when requested by the medicaid agency's PPC program manager, a copy of the client's POC, visit notes, and any other documents listing the information identified in subsection (1)(i) of this section.
(2) If the medicaid agency determines the POC, visit notes, and/or other required information do not meet the criteria for a client's PPC eligibility or does not justify the billed amount, any payment to the provider is subject to recoupment by the medicaid agency.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021, Section 2302 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-148), and Section 1814 (a)(7) of the Social Security Act. WSR 12-09-079, § 182-551-1840, filed 4/17/12, effective 5/18/12. WSR 11-14-075, recodified as § 182-551-1840, filed 6/30/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. WSR 05-18-033, § 388-551-1840, filed 8/30/05, effective 10/1/05.]
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