HI 00601.195 Medical Social Services

Medical social services are those social services which contribute meaningfully to the treatment of a patient's condition. Such services include, but are not limited to A. assessment of the social and emotional factors related to the patient's illness, his need for care, his response to treatment, and his adjustment to care in the facility; B. appropriate action to obtain case work services to assist in resolving problems in these areas; C. assessment of the relationship of the patient's medical and nursing requirements to his home situation, his financial resources, and the community resources available to him in making the decision regarding his discharge. (The 1972 Amendments made the furnishing of medical social services optional for SNF's.)


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HI 00601.195 - Medical Social Services - 09/15/1989
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:09/15/1989