Utah Admin. Code R414-502-7 - Criteria for Specialized Rehabilitative Services for Residents with Intellectual Disabilities

Current through Bulletin 2022-07, April 1, 2022

A nursing facility must demonstrate that the applicant meets the following criteria before the Department may authorize Medicaid coverage for an applicant for specialized rehabilitative services:

(1) The nursing facility must arrange for specialized rehabilitative services for clients with intellectual disabilities who are residing in nursing homes;
(2) The individual must meet the criteria for Nursing Facility III Level of Care (excluding residents who receive the intensive skilled or behaviorally complex rate);
(3) The individual must have a Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Level II Evaluation that indicates the resident needs specialized rehabilitation. The nursing facility must assure that needed services are provided under the written order of a physician by qualified personnel; and
(4) The nursing facility must document the need for specialized rehabilitative services in the resident's comprehensive plan of care.
(5) Specialized rehabilitative services include but are not limited to:
(a) Medication management and monitoring effectiveness and side effects of medications prescribed to change inappropriate behavior or to alter manifestations of psychiatric illness;
(b) The provision of a structured environment to include structured socialization activities to diminish tendencies toward isolation and withdrawal;
(c) Development, maintenance, and implementation of programs designed to teach individuals daily living skills that include but are not limited to:
(i) Grooming and personal hygiene;
(ii) Mobility;
(iii) Nutrition, health and self-feeding;
(iv) Medication management;
(v) Mental health education;
(vi) Money management;
(vii) Maintenance of the living environment; and
(viii) Occupational, speech, and physical therapy obtained from providers outside the nursing facility who specialize in providing services for persons with intellectual disabilities at the intensity level necessary to attain the desired goals of independence and self-determination.
(d) Formal behavior modification programs;
(e) Development of appropriate person support networks.


Utah Admin. Code R414-502-7

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