Title 42: Public Health
CHAPTER IV: CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER B: MEDICARE PROGRAM
PART 405: FEDERAL HEALTH INSURANCE FOR THE AGED AND DISABLED
Subpart U: Conditions for Coverage of Suppliers of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Services
405.2160 - Condition: Affiliation agreement or arrangement.
Link to an amendment published at 73 FR 20474, Apr. 15, 2008.
(a) A renal dialysis facility and a renal dialysis center (see ? 405.2102(e)(2)) have in effect an affiliation agreement or arrangement with each other, in writing, for the provision of inpatient care and other hospital services.
(b) The affiliation agreement or arrangement provides the basis for effective working relationships under which inpatient hospital care or other hospital services are available promptly to the dialysis facility's patients when needed. The dialysis facility has in its files documentation from the renal dialysis center to the effect that patients from the dialysis facility will be accepted and treated in emergencies. There are reasonable assurances that:
(1) Transfer or referral of patients will be effected between the renal dialysis center and the dialysis facility whenever such transfer or referral is determined as medically appropriate by the attending physician, with timely acceptance and admission;
(2) There will be interchange, within 1 working day, of the patient long-term program and patient care plan, and of medical and other information necessary or useful in the care and treatment of patients transferred or referred between the facilities, or in determining whether such patients can be adequately cared for otherwise than in either of such facilities; and
(3) Security and accountability for patients' personal effects are assured.
Effective Date Note:
At 73 FR 20474, Apr. 15, 2008, ? 405.2160 was removed and reserved, effective Oct. 14, 2008.