42 CFR § 489.55 - Exceptions to effective date of termination.

§ 489.55 Exceptions to effective date of termination.

(a)Payment is available for up to 30 days after the effective date of termination for:

(1)Inpatient hospital services (including inpatient psychiatric hospital services) and post hospital extended care services (except as specified in paragraph (b) of this section with respect to LTC facilities) furnished to a beneficiary who was admitted before the effective date of termination; and

(2) Home health services and hospice care furnished under a plan established before the effective date of termination.

(b) The Secretary may, as the Secretary determines is appropriate, continue to make payments with respect to residents of a long-term care facility that has submitted a notification of closure as required at § 483.70(l) of this chapter during the period beginning on the date such notification is submitted and ending on the date on which the residents are successfully relocated.

[76 FR 9512, Feb. 18, 2011, as amended at 78 FR 16805, Mar. 19, 2013; 81 FR 68872, Oct. 4, 2016]