42 CFR § 124.507 - Written determinations of eligibility.
(a) Determinations of eligibility must be in writing, be made in accordance with this section, and a copy of the determination must be provided to the applicant promptly.
(b) Content of determinations -
(1) Favorable determinations. A determination that an applicant is eligible must indicate:
(ii) The date on which services were requested;
(iii) The date on which the determination was made;
(iv) The applicant's individual or family income, as applicable, and family size; and
(v) The date on which services were or will be first provided to the applicant.
(2) Conditional determinations.
(A) Require the applicant to furnish any information that is reasonably necessary to substantiate eligibility; and
(B) Require the applicant to apply for any benefits under third party insurer or governmental programs to which he/she is or could be entitled upon proper application.
(ii) A conditional determination must:
(A) Comply with paragraph (b)(1) of this section; and
(B) State the condition(s) under which the applicant will be found eligible.
(iii) When a facility determines that the condition(s) upon which a conditional determination was made has been met, or will not be met, it shall make a favorable determination or denial on the request, as appropriate, in accordance with this section.
(c) Timing of determinations -
(1) Preservice determinations.
(i) Facilities other than nursing homes shall make a determination of eligibility within two working days following a request for uncompensated services which is made before receipt of outpatient services or before discharge for inpatient services;
(ii) Nursing homes shall make a determination of eligibility within ten working days, but no later than two working days following the date of admission, following a request for uncompensated services made prior to admission.
(2) Postservice determinations. All facilities shall make a determination of eligibility not later than the end of the first full billing cycle following a request for uncompensated services which is made after receipt of outpatient services, discharge for inpatient services, or admission for nursing home services.