Medicare & Medicaid Information Notice

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In recent months we have become aware of several facilities that were surveyed and cited because they did not have information related to Medicare and Medicaid benefits and coverage for nursing facility services prominently displayed to comply with guidance on F-156:

§483.10(b)(10) -- The facility must prominently display in the facility written information, and provide to residents and applicants for admission oral and written information about how to apply for and use Medicare and Medicaid benefits, and how to receive refunds for previous payments covered by such benefits.

Since information on how to apply for Medicare and Medicaid benefits is not covered in the Resident Rights poster and there does not appear to be a commercial poster that would meet the requirement, VHCA and VANHA have developed a sample document as written information that facilities can “prominently display” in their buildings which satisfies the requirement in the F156 guidance.  The Office of Licensure And Certification has reviewed the sample document and agrees that it satisfies the intent of the law.  The sample document posted on our website is an 8½ x 11.  If you wish to receive an 11 x 17 poster, contact Kathy Robertson in the VHCA office at 804.212.1700 or via email.  Please be sure your facility prominently posts the information in a location where it can be easily viewed.