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What is the adult day health center's responsibility in developing the client's negotiated care plan?

(1) Upon referral of a COPES or RCL eligible client by the department or an authorized case manager, the ADH center will respond in writing to the department or authorized case manager within two working days of receipt of the referral regarding its ability to process and evaluate the referred client.
(2) The department case manager will send the client's signed service plan to the ADH center within five working days after signature.
(3) The ADH center will schedule intake evaluation visits with the referred client and/or their representative to assess the ADH center's ability to meet the needs of the client as defined in the client's service plan.
(4) Within ten paid days of service, the day health center must determine if it can meet the client's needs, whether to accept the client to the program, and how those needs will be met. The center must document in the client's file the date of acceptance into their program. The center must not accept a client whose needs the center cannot meet. The center will be reimbursed under WAC 388-71-0724 for any service days provided from the start of the intake evaluation if the case manager has authorized services. The written intake evaluation includes acceptance of the client to the center or reason(s) why not accepted, the development of the evaluation, and the preliminary service plan.
(5) When the ADH center conducts the intake evaluation visits there must be a multidisciplinary assessment conducted based on an interview and evaluation of the client's strengths and deficits with the client or the client's representative to determine the center's ability to meet the client's adult day care service needs and potential adult day health needs as identified in the department service plan. If the department service plan indicates a nursing and/or rehabilitative need then during the intake evaluation period these professionals will conduct evaluations and assessment of the client's clinical/rehabilitative needs to determine if they can be met at the center.
(6) The ADH center may provide up to ten days of paid service to the client to complete the evaluation with the development of a preliminary service plan to be provided to the client and the case manager.
(7) Upon approval by the case manager of the adult day health preliminary service plan, the day health center multidisciplinary team must obtain and provide to the case manager any required practitioner's orders for skilled nursing and rehabilitative therapy along with a copy of the preliminary service plan, according to department documentation requirements. Orders must indicate how often the client is to be seen by the authorized practitioner. The case manager or nursing services staff may follow up with the practitioner or other pertinent collateral contacts concerning the client's need for skilled services. Services may not be authorized for payment without current practitioner orders and the client's consent to follow up with the practitioner.
(8) Within thirty calendar days of the client's acceptance into the program, the day health multidisciplinary team must work with the client and/or their representative to develop a negotiated care plan signed by the client or the client's representative and the day health center. The negotiated care plan can be developed initally [initially] in lieu of developing a preliminary service plan. The care plan must:
(a) Be consistent with the department-authorized service plan and include all day health services authorized in the service plan;
(b) Include an authorized practitioner's order(s) for skilled nursing and/or skilled rehabilitative therapy according to applicable state practice laws for licensed nurses or therapists. These authorizing practitioner orders must be reviewed, updated or revised when a significant change occurs or at least annually, or sooner if required by the prescriber;
(c) Document that the client or the client's representative has consented to follow up with the primary authorizing practitioner;
(d) Document the client's needs as identified in the service plan, the authorized services that will be provided to meet those needs, and when, how, and by whom the services will be provided;
(e) Establish time specific, measurable individualized client goals, not to exceed ninety days from the date of signature of the negotiated care plan, for accomplishing the goals of adult day health skilled services and/or discharging or transitioning the client to other appropriate settings or services;
(f) Document the client's choices and preferences concerning the provision of care and services, and how those preferences will be accommodated;
(g) Document potential behavioral issues identified in the assessment, service plan, or through the intake evaluation, and how those issues will be managed;
(h) Document contingency plans for responding to a client's emergent care needs or other crises; and
(i) Be approved by the case manager.
(9) The adult day health center must keep the negotiated care plan in the client's file, provide a copy to the client or client representative, and a copy to the client's case manager, including any required authorizing practitioner orders. The department case manager must review the negotiated care plan for inclusion of services that are appropriate and authorized for the client's care needs.
(10) The negotiated care plan must limit the frequency of department-funded services to the number of days in the department-authorized service plan.
(11) The day health center must review each service in the negotiated care plan every ninety days or more often if the client's condition changes, or if the client is reassessed for eligibility after a break in service of more than thirty days. Changes in the client's condition or unanticipated absences of more than three consecutive days of scheduled service must be reported to the client's case manager within one week. Unanticipated absences by way of example may include absences due to client illness or injury. The case manager may follow-up with the client and determines if any updates to the assessment, service plan, and service authorization are needed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. WSR 15-01-174, § 388-71-0722, filed 12/23/14, effective 1/23/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.04.200, 74.08.090, 74.09.520, and 74.39A.030. WSR 03-06-024, § 388-71-0722, filed 2/24/03, effective 7/1/03.]
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