DOH Issues Bed Hold Guidance

Nancy Leveille and Lisa Volk Carl Pucci in Finance & Reimbursement

DOH will be forwarding the attached guidance to providers regarding the recent elimination of bed hold reimbursement. Pursuant to this guidance, nursing home providers will be required to reserve “the same bed” for a temporarily hospitalized Medicaid patient.

DOH will delay the 4/1/17 bed hold reimbursement cut until emergency regulations are enacted. Thus, facilities will continue to be reimbursed for hospital bed hold as in the past.

DOH will issue further guidance when the emergency regulations are in place.


Carl J. Pucci
Chief Financial Officer
518-462-4800 x36

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x20

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15