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55 Pa. Code § 6210.108. Facility utilization review.

§ 6210.108. Facility utilization review.

 (a)  Each facility furnishing services to eligible MA recipients shall have in effect a written utilization review plan that provides for review of each recipient’s need for the services.

 (b)  If the utilization review committee of a facility finds that the continued stay of a recipient at a specific level of care is not needed, the committee shall, within 1 working day of its decision, request additional information from the recipient’s qualified intellectual disability professional, who shall respond within 2 working days. A physician member of the committee, in cases involving a medical determination, or the utilization review committee, in cases not involving a medical determination, shall review the additional information and make the final recommendation. If the additional information is not received within 2 working days, the committee’s decision will be deemed final.

 (c)  The utilization review committee shall send written notice of adverse final decisions on the need for continued stay to:

   (1)  The facility administrator.

   (2)  The qualified intellectual disability professional of the recipient.

   (3)  The CAO.

 (d)  The CAO shall notify the recipient or the person acting on behalf of the recipient and the facility of the recommended change in the level of care. The recipient has the right of appeal in accordance with Chapter 275 (relating to appeal and fair hearing and administrative disqualification hearings). Neither the facility nor the attending physician may appeal the decision of the utilization review committee on its own behalf.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  6210.108 amended under section 443.1(2) and (3) of the Human Services Code (62 P.S. §  443.1(2) and (3)).

Source

   The provisions of this §  6210.108 amended June 17, 2016, effective June 18, 2016, 46 Pa.B. 3177. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (276213).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  6210.101 (relating to scope of claims review procedures).



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