2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-560. Disclosure of Medicaid and Medicare participation and advance payment and deposit requirements by nursing homes.

      Sec. 19a-560. Disclosure of Medicaid and Medicare participation and advance payment and deposit requirements by nursing homes. (a) Each nursing home shall post in a prominent location a clearly legible sign stating (1) whether the nursing home has a provider agreement with the state to provide services to Medicaid recipients pursuant to Title XIX of the Social Security Act; (2) whether the nursing home participates in Medicare pursuant to Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; (3) the following limitations on the advance payment and deposit requirements of nursing homes imposed by state and federal law and regulation: (A) No nursing home may request an advance payment or deposit from a Medicare beneficiary for any services or supplies covered by Medicare as a condition of admission; (B) no nursing home may request an advance payment or deposit from a Medicaid recipient as a condition of admission; and (C) a nursing home may request an advance payment or deposit of up to one thousand five hundred dollars from an applicant who has applied for Medicaid, provided such payment or deposit is held in an account for the applicant's benefit and returned to the applicant when he is determined eligible for Medicaid; and (4) the advance payment or deposit requirement of the nursing home.

      (b) Each nursing home shall secure a written statement from each patient prior to admission evidencing the patient's understanding as to (1) whether the nursing home has a provider agreement with the state to provide services to Medicaid recipients pursuant to Title XIX of the Social Security Act; (2) whether the nursing home participates in Medicare pursuant to Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; (3) the following limitations on the advance payment and deposit requirements of nursing homes imposed by state and federal law and regulation: (A) No nursing home may request an advance payment or deposit from a Medicare beneficiary for any services or supplies covered by Medicare as a condition of admission; (B) no nursing home may request an advance payment or deposit from a Medicaid recipient as a condition of admission; and (C) a nursing home may request an advance payment or deposit of up to one thousand five hundred dollars from an applicant who has applied for Medicaid, provided such payment or deposit is held in an account for the applicant's benefit and returned to the applicant when he is determined eligible for Medicaid; and (4) the advance payment or deposit requirement of the nursing home.

      (P.A. 90-217, S. 1, 3; P.A. 92-243.)

      History: P.A. 92-243 amended Subsecs. (a) and (b) by adding Subdivs. (3) and (4) to each re advance payment and deposit requirements.

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