5165.771 Special focus facility program.

(A) As used in this section:

"SFF list" means the list of nursing facilities that the United States department of health and human services creates under the special focus facility program.

"Special focus facility program" means the program conducted by the United States secretary of health and human services pursuant to the "Social Security Act," section 1919(f)(10), 42 U.S.C. 1396r(f)(10).

"Table A" means the table included in the SFF list that identifies nursing facilities that are newly added to the SFF list.

"Table B" means the table included in the SFF list that identifies nursing facilities that have not improved.

"Table C" means the table included in the SFF list that identifies nursing facilities that have shown improvement.

"Table D" means the table included in the SFF list that identifies nursing facilities that have recently graduated from the special focus facility program.

(B) The department of medicaid shall issue an order terminating a nursing facility's participation in the medicaid program if any of the following apply:

(1) The nursing facility is listed in table A or table B on the effective date of this section and fails to be placed in table C not later than twelve months after the effective date of this section.

(2) The nursing facility is listed in table A, table B, or table C on the effective date of this section and fails to be placed in table D not later than twenty-four months after the effective date of this section.

(3) The nursing facility is placed in table A after the effective date of this section and fails to be placed in table C not later than twelve months after the nursing facility is placed in table A.

(4) The nursing facility is placed in table A after the effective date of this section and fails to be placed in table D not later than twenty-four months after the nursing facility is placed in table A.

(C) An order issued under this section is not subject to appeal under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

(D) To help a nursing facility avoid having its participation in the medicaid program terminated pursuant to division (B) of this section, the department of aging shall provide the nursing facility technical assistance through the nursing home quality initiative established under section 173.60 of the Revised Code at least four months before the department of medicaid would be required to terminate the nursing facility's participation.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.