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Title 42Chapter IVSubchapter GPart 485Subpart B → §485.66

Title 42: Public Health
Subpart B—Conditions of Participation: Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities

§485.66   Condition of participation: Utilization review plan.

The facility must have in effect a written utilization review plan that is implemented annually, to assess the necessity of services and promotes the most efficient use of services provided by the facility.

(a) Standard: Utilization review committee. The utilization review committee, consisting of the group of professional personnel specified in §485.56(c), a committee of this group, or a group of similar composition, comprised by professional personnel not associated with the facility, must carry out the utilization review plan.

(b) Standard: Utilization review plan. The utilization review plan must contain written procedures for evaluating—

(1) Admissions, continued care, and discharges using, at a minimum, the criteria established in the patient care policies;

(2) The applicability of the plan of treatment to established goals; and

(3) The adequacy of clinical records with regard to—

(i) Assessing the quality of services provided; and

(ii) Determining whether the facility's policies and clinical practices are compatible and promote appropriate and efficient utilization of services.

[48 FR 56293, Dec. 15, 1982. Redesignated at 50 FR 33034, Aug. 16, 1985, as amended at 84 FR 51826, Sept. 30, 2019]

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