(1) Notwithstanding the requirement for Medicaid certification under Chapter 18, Part
5, Long Term Care Facility--Medicaid Certification, and Section 26-21-23, a small health care facility with four to 16 beds, functioning as a skilled nursing
facility, may be approved for licensing by the department as a pilot program in accordance
with this section, and without obtaining Medicaid certification for the beds in the
(2) The department shall establish one pilot program with a facility that meets the
qualifications under Subsection (3). The purpose of the pilot program is to study the impact of an integrated managed
care model on cost and quality of care involving pre- and post-surgical services offered
by a small health care facility operating as a skilled nursing facility.
(3) A small health care facility with four to 16 beds that functions as a skilled
nursing facility may apply for a license under the pilot program if the facility will:
(a) be located in:
(i) a county of the second class that has at least 1,800 square miles within the county;
(ii) a city of the fifth class; and
(b) limit a patient's stay in the facility to no more than 10 days.
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