Or. Admin. R. 411-070-0033 - Post Hospital Extended Care Benefit

(1) The post hospital extended care benefit (OAR 410-120-1210(4)) is an Oregon Health Plan benefit that consists of a stay of up to 20 days in a nursing facility to allow discharge from hospitals.
(2) The post hospital extended care benefit must be prior authorized by pre-admission screening for individuals not enrolled in managed care.
(3) To be eligible for the post hospital extended care benefit, the individual must meet all of the following:
(a) Be receiving Oregon Health Plan Plus or Standard, Fee-for-Service benefits;
(b) Not be Medicare eligible;
(c) Have a medically-necessary, qualifying hospital stay consisting of:
(A) A DMAP-paid admission to an acute-care hospital bed, not including a hold bed, observation bed, or emergency room bed.
(B) The stay must consist of three or more consecutive days, not counting the day of discharge.
(d) Transfer to a nursing facility within 30 days of discharge from the hospital;
(e) Need skilled nursing or rehabilitation services on a daily basis for a hospitalized condition meeting Medicare skilled criteria that may be provided only in a nursing facility meaning:
(A) The individual is at risk of further injury from falls, dehydration, or nutrition because of insufficient supervision or assistance at home;
(B) The individual's condition requires daily transportation to a hospital or rehabilitation facility by ambulance; or
(C) It is too far to travel to provide daily nursing or rehabilitation services in the individual's home.
(4) The individual may qualify for another 20 day post-hospital extended care benefit only if the individual has been out of a hospital and has not received skilled nursing care for 60 consecutive days in a row and meets all the criteria in this rule.
(5) Individuals eligible for the 20 day post-hospital extended care benefit are not eligible for long term care nursing facility or Medicaid home and community-based services unless the individual meets the eligibility criteria in OAR 411-015-0100 or 411-320-0080.


Or. Admin. R. 411-070-0033
SPD 4-2005, f. & cert. ef. 4-19-05; SPD 15-2009, f. 11-30-09, cert. ef. 12-1-09; SPD 14-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-1-13 thru 12-28-13; SPD 44-2013, f. 12-13-13, cert. ef. 12-15-13

Stat. Auth.: ORS 410.070 & 414.065

Stats. Implemented: 410.070 & 414.065

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