405 IAC 5-20-5 - Certification of need for admission

Current through December 29, 2021

Authority: IC 12-15-1-10; IC 12-15-21-2; IC 12-15-21-3

Affected: IC 12-13-7-3; IC 12-15

Sec. 5.

Medicaid reimbursement is available for services in an inpatient psychiatric facility only when the member's need for admission has been certified. The certification of need must be completed as follows:

(1) By the attending physician or staff physician for a member between twenty-two (22) and sixty-five (65) years of age in a psychiatric hospital of sixteen (16) beds or less and for a member sixty-five (65) years of age and over.
(2) In accordance with 42 CFR 441.152(a), effective October 1, 1995 (not including secondary Code of Federal Regulations citations therein) and 42 CFR 441.153, effective October 1, 1995 (not including tertiary Code of Federal Regulations citations resulting therefrom) for an individual twenty-one (21) years of age and under.
(3) By telephone precertification review prior to admission for an individual who is a member of Medicaid when admitted to the facility as a nonemergency admission, to be followed by a written certification of need within ten (10) working days of admission.
(4) By telephone precertification review within forty-eight (48) hours of an emergency admission, not including Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, to be followed by a written certification of need within fourteen (14) working days of admission.

If the provider fails to call within forty-eight (48) hours of an emergency admission, not including Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, Medicaid reimbursement shall be denied for the period from admission to the actual date of notification.

(5) In writing within ten (10) working days after receiving notification of an eligibility determination for an individual applying for Medicaid while in the facility and covering the entire period for which Medicaid reimbursement is being sought.
(6) In writing at least every sixty (60) days after admission, or as requested by the office to recertify that the member continues to require inpatient psychiatric hospital services.

Notes

405 IAC 5-20-5
Office ofthe Secretary of Family and Social Services; 405 IAC 5-20-5; filed Jul 25, 1997, 4:00p.m.: 20 IR 3335; readopted filed Jun 27, 2001, 9:40 a.m.: 24 IR 3822; readopted filed Sep 19, 2007, 12:16 p.m.: 20071010-IR-405070311RFA; readopted filed Oct 28, 2013, 3:18 p.m.: 20131127-IR-405130241RFA Filed 8/1/2016, 3:44 p.m.: 20160831-IR-405150418FRA

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