COVID-19 Acute Transfers

December 17, 2020
COVID-19 Acute Transfers

Auto Approvals in Effect for Initial Seven Days

In an effort to help facilities accept patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, QualChoice will auto-approve the initial seven days for lower levels of care for patients moving from an inpatient hospital setting.

We request that facilities provide notification of admission by submitting an authorization request within the first five days of admission. We will continue to provide concurrent review after the initial seven-day approval. This waiver will be in effect from December 2, 2020, to March 15, 2021.

The end date for this waiver may be extended. Please be sure to sign up for our provider emails so that you can receive notifications from us.

Skilled nursing facilities, long-term acute care and acute rehab for QualChoice will include respite as well.

If you have questions or would like to speak to one of our provider relations representatives, please call us at 501.228.7111, ext. 7004.