Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 18, September 25, 2021

Recommendations as to individual patients shall be recorded in duplicate on Forms MED-60. The original is filed with the committee minutes, the copy in the patient's administrative file.

When the U.R. Committee recommends a change in the level of care to be given to the patient, form letter Med-60A is completed in triplicate and sent to the patient's physician by the nursing home. If the attending physician agrees with the recommendations, he should date and sign the Med-60A and return it to the Nursing Home U.R. Committee. The nursing home shall then complete Form NH-8 to be sent, together with the Med-60A to the State Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and to the county department. The original of Form Med-60A shall be kept in the patient's chart.

If the attending physician disagrees with the recommendations, he shall return the Form Med-60A with the reasons entered in the space provided, to the U.R. Committee. The U. R. Committee will review the reasons the physician did not accept the recommendations, and if valid, the classification will remain the same, and the U.S. Committee will notify the State and County Departments. If the Committee does not agree, a copy of the minutes and the form will be sent to the Colorado Medical Society Utilization Review Committee for review and evaluation. The results of that review will be communicated to the physician, the State Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, the County Department of Social Services, and to the U.R. Committee.

It shall be the responsibility of the Department to make the final decision, in all such cases, following a review of the recommendations of the Colorado Medical Society Utilization Review Committee, the facility Utilization Review Committee, and the attending physician.


10 CCR 2505-10-8.449.2
38 CR 07, April 10, 2015, effective 5/1/2015 43 CR 23, December 10, 2020, effective 12/30/2020

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