(1) Nursing facility service providers, as a condition of participation in the Montana Medicaid program must meet the following requirements:
(a) comply with and agree to be bound by all laws, rules, regulations and policies generally applicable to Medicaid providers, including but not limited to the provisions of ARM 37.85.401, 37.85.402, 37.85.406, 37.85.407, 37.85.410, 37.85.414, and 37.85.415;
(b) maintain a current license issued by the department of public health and human services under Montana law for the category and level of care being provided, or, if the facility is located outside the state of Montana, maintain a current license under the laws of the state in which the facility is located for the category and level of nursing facility care being provided;
(c) maintain a current certification for Montana Medicaid issued by the Department of Public Health and Human Services under applicable state and federal laws, rules, regulations and policies for the category and level of care being provided, or, if the facility is located outside the state of Montana, maintain current Medicaid certification in the state in which the facility is located for the category and level of nursing facility care being provided;
(d) maintain a current agreement with the department to provide the level of care for which payment is being made, or, if the facility is located outside the state of Montana, comply with the provisions of ARM 37.40.337;
(e) operate under the direction of a licensed nursing home administrator, or other qualified supervisor for the facility, as applicable laws, regulations, rules, or policies may require;
(f) for providers maintaining resident trust accounts, insure that any funds maintained in such accounts are used only for those purposes for which the resident, legal guardian, or personal representative of the resident has given written authorization. The provider must maintain personal funds in excess of $50 in an interest bearing account and must credit all interest earned to the resident's account. Resident's personal funds in amounts up to $50 must be maintained in such a manner that the resident has convenient access to such funds within a reasonable time upon request. A provider may not borrow funds from such accounts or commingle resident and facility funds for any purpose;
(g) A provider holding personal funds of a deceased nursing facility resident who received Medicaid benefits at any time shall, within 30 days following the resident's death, pay those funds as provided by law and regulation.
(h) maintain admission policies which do not discriminate on the basis of diagnosis or handicap, and which meet the requirements of all federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination against the handicapped, including persons infected with acquired immunity deficiency syndrome/human immunodeficiency virus (AIDS/HIV) ;
(i) comply with ARM 37.40.101, 37.40.105, 37.40.106, 37.40.110, 37.40.120, and 37.40.201 through 37.40.207, regarding screening for nursing facility services;
(j) comply with all applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and policies regarding nursing facilities at the times and in the manner required therein, including but not limited to 42 USC 1396r(b) (5) and 1396r(c) (1994 supp.) and implementing regulations, which contain federal requirements relating to nursing home reform. The department hereby adopts and incorporates herein by reference 42 USC 1396r(b) (5) and 1396r(c) . A copy of these statutes may be obtained from the Department of Public Health and Human Services, Senior and Long Term Care Division, 111 N. Sanders, P.O. Box 4210, Helena, MT 59604-4210.
(2) A provider which fails to meet any of the requirements of this rule may be denied Medicaid payments, refused further participation in the Medicaid program or otherwise sanctioned or made subject to appropriate department action, according to applicable laws, rules, regulations, or policies.
(a) Subject to applicable federal law and regulations, the department may impose a sanction or take other action against a provider that is not in compliance with federal Medicaid participation requirements. Department sanctions or actions may include imposition of any remedy or combination of remedies provided by state or federal law and regulations, including but not limited to federal regulations at 42 CFR 488, subpart F.
(3) A provider must provide the department with 30 days advance written notice of termination of participation in the Medicaid program. Notice will not be effective prior to 30 calendar days following actual receipt of the notice by the department. Notice must be mailed or delivered to the Department of Public Health and Human Services, Senior and Long Term Care Division, 111 N. Sanders, P.O. Box 4210, Helena, MT 59604-4210.
(a) For purposes of (3) , termination includes a cessation of provision of services to Medicaid residents, termination of the provider's business, a change in the entity administering or managing the facility or a change in provider as defined in ARM 37.40.325.
(b) In the event that discharge or transfer planning is necessary, the provider remains responsible to provide for such planning in an orderly fashion and to care for its residents until appropriate transfers or discharges are effected, even though transfer or discharge may not have been completed prior to the facility's planned date of termination from the Medicaid program.
(c) Providers terminating participation in the Medicaid program must prepare and file, in accordance with applicable cost reporting rules, a close out cost report covering the period from the end of the provider's previous fiscal year through the date of termination from the program. New providers assuming operation of a facility from a terminating provider must enroll in the Medicaid program in accordance with applicable rules.
(4) A provider must notify a resident or the resident's representative of a transfer or discharge as required by 42 CFR 483.12(a) (4) , (5) , and (6) . The notice must be provided using the form prescribed by the department. In addition to the notice contents required by 42 CFR 483.12, the notice must inform the recipient of the recipient's right to a hearing, the method by which the recipient may obtain a hearing and that the recipient may represent herself or himself or may be represented by legal counsel, a relative, a friend, or other spokesperson. Notice forms are available upon request from the department. Requests for notice forms may be made to the Department of Public Health and Human Services, Senior and Long Term Care Division, 111 N. Sanders, P.O. Box 4210, Helena, MT 59604-4210.