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Preadmission screening notification process change—Your assistance needed
By Patti Cullen, CAE | April 2, 2020 | SNF/NF providers
Per federal law (CFR §483.128), the subject of a preadmission screening needs to be notified of the results of that screening. Thus, the Senior LinkAge Line® (SLL) is required to notify the subject of a preadmission screening. Up until now, the SLL has been mailing this notification to the address listed on the preadmission screening, typically the person’s residence.
Due to COVID-19 and the “stay-at-home” order, SLL staff are working remotely throughout the state, making it very difficult to mail the notice. To address this issue and fulfill the federal requirement, we are asking nursing facilities to partner with the SLL to deliver the consumer notice to the person. This is a temporary solution and directly related to COVID-19.
The SLL is connecting with each nursing facility and letting them know the consumer notification will now be included with the notice the nursing facility already receives and asking them to get the notice to the person. If the person has discharged, the nursing facility can notify the SLL, who will then plan to mail the notice when able. Thanks in advance for your cooperation!
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