• Handling Funds Following the Death of a Medicaid Eligible Resident

    Wednesday August 20, 2014

    ALERT Nursing Home Providers

    Regarding

    Handling Funds Following the Death of a Medicaid - Eligible Resident

    The purpose of this alert is to clarify the procedures associated with handling  funds following
    the death of a Medicaid-eligible nursing home resident. 42 CFR ยง 483.10(c)(6), the Medicaid Administrative Code 560-X-10.-14(3)(f) and 560-X-22-.25(5)(e) and the Social Security Administration Guide for Representative Payees require that nursing homes, upon the death of a resident, release any funds being held at the facility in the resident's name to the individual or probate jurisdiction designated to administer the deceased resident's estate.

    Attached to this alert is a newly developed Administrator of Estate Designation Form which will provide a resident the opportunity to designate who should receive the remaining personal funds. Upon the death of the resident, the completed form in the patient's record will allow a nursing home facility to turn over any remaining funds to the designated Administrator of the Estate.

    See attached document for complete ALERT and Administrator of Estate Designation Form.

      Handling Funds Following the Death of a Medicaid - Eligible Resident

     

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