Policy Memo: Bed Reserve Changes resulting from the SMART Act

9/14/2012

Policy Memo: Bed Reserve Changes resulting from the SMART Act

Summary:

This Policy Memorandum introduces changes regarding state payment for holding a bed while a resident is temporarily absent from a facility. A manual release with PM and WAG revisions will follow.

Effective 07/01/12, these changes in bed reserve policy are made to comply with the Save Medicaid Access and Resources Together Act (SMART Act; PA 097-0689).