Admission Incentive: Hospital Discharges to Community Residential Settings

Developmental Disabilities Administration

August 25, 2021

Admission Incentive: Hospital Discharges to Community Residential Settings

Effective August 25, 2021, DSHS is approving an admission incentive for transitions from acute care hospitals to residential settings including supported living, group home, group training home, companion home, children's licensed staffed residential and group care facilities.

The COVID-19 Delta variant outbreak continues to impact medical and long-term care settings across the country. As the state is responding to another surge, we have a critical need to create capacity in acute care hospitals to serve those who need emergency and intensive care during this ongoing outbreak. As such, one of the top priorities of the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is to prioritize clients who no longer need acute care in a hospital, and transition them into alternative settings.

Please see the attached document that details timeline and eligibility.

 

Incentive Letter

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