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).
Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Grace B. Hou, Secretary
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