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Intent to Transfer and Discharge Letter

Posted by Sally Fecto on Tue, Sep 18, 2018

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Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency


Facility Initiated, Emergency and Resident Initiated
483.15(c) Transfer and Discharge (F622) 

The regulatory and survey landscape continues to emphasize the importance of person-centered care and efficient resident transitions from one setting to another.  Communication and resident awareness are critical components vital to success. SNF Providers must implement systems that include proper notification to residents and representatives when a resident is transferred or discharged from the facility.  

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Topics: Transfers and Discharges

Transfer and Discharge Notification: What You Need to Know

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Fri, Mar 03, 2017

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency


It is important for a facility to review changes to the Requirements of Participation with all staff, including their Social Service Team. One area the Final Rule requires is that before a facility transfers or discharges a resident, the facility must notify the resident and the resident’s representative of the transfer or discharge in writing, including the reasons for the move.  

The new regulation requires the facility to send a copy of the notice to a representative of the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman.

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Topics: Transfers and Discharges

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