Nursing Investigation Results -

Pennsylvania Department of Health
GROVE AT HARMONY, THE
Patient Care Inspection Results

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GROVE AT HARMONY, THE
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GROVE AT HARMONY, THE - Inspection Results Scope of Citation
Number of Residents Affected
By Deficient Practice
Initial comments:
Based on a Medicare/Medicaid Recertification, State Licensure, Civil Rights Compliance, and an Abbreviated Survey in response to a complaint completed on February 21, 2020, it was determined that The Grove at Harmony was not in compliance with the following requirements of 42 CFR Part 483, Subpart B, Requirements for Long Term Care Facilities and the 28 PA Code, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Long Term Care Licensure Regulations.


 Plan of Correction:


483.10(f)(10)(iv)(v) REQUIREMENT Notice and Conveyance of Personal Funds:This is a less serious (but not lowest level) deficiency and is isolated to the fewest number of residents, staff, or occurrences. This deficiency is one that results in minimal discomfort to the resident or has the potential (not yet realized) to negatively affect the resident's ability to achieve his/her highest functional status.
483.10(f)(10)(iv) Notice of certain balances.
The facility must notify each resident that receives Medicaid benefits-
(A) When the amount in the resident's account reaches $200 less than the SSI resource limit for one person, specified in section 1611(a)(3)(B) of the Act; and
(B) That, if the amount in the account, in addition to the value of the resident's other nonexempt resources, reaches the SSI resource limit for one person, the resident may lose eligibility for Medicaid or SSI.

483.10(f)(10)(v) Conveyance upon discharge, eviction, or death.
Upon the discharge, eviction, or death of a resident with a personal fund deposited with the facility, the facility must convey within 30 days the resident's funds, and a final accounting of those funds, to the resident, or in the case of death, the individual or probate jurisdiction administering the resident's estate, in accordance with State law.
Observations:
Based on review of resident financial account, clinical record and staff interview, it was determined that the faciltiy failed to pay the financial account within 30 days to the resident's estate/responsible party for one of one resident reviewed (Resident CR68)

Findings include:

A review of the financial account indicated that Resident CR68 ceased to breathe on 9/8/19. Review of Resident CR68's account managed by the facility revealed that $45.00 was left in the account at the time of death. Further review revealed a check was made payable to the facility for $45.00 after Resident CR68 death and not to the estate/and or responsible party.

The clinical record indicated that Resident CR68 had a responsible party for financial/medical decisions.

During an interview on 2/21/20, at 1:55 p.m. Business Office Manager Employee E1 confirmed that the facility failed to release the monies to Resident CR68's estate/responsible party.

28 Pa. Code 201.18(b)(20(3)(e)(1) Management.

28 Pa. Code 201.29(a) Resident rights.


 Plan of Correction - To be completed: 03/10/2020

"The Facility submits this Plan of Correction under procedures established by the Department of
Health in order to comply with the Department's directive to change conditions which the
Department alleges is deficient under State and/or Federal Long Term Care Regulations. This Plan of
Correction should not be construed as either a waiver of the facility's right to appeal or challenge the
accuracy or severity of the alleged deficiencies or an admission of past or ongoing violation of State or
Federal regulatory requirements."
F569
1. A check will be issued to Resident CR68's responsible party.
2. The Regional Business Office Consultant will review closed resident accounts from January 1, 2020 to
current to ensure the facility is conveying within 30 days the residents funds and a final accounting of
those funds to the resident or in the case of death the individuals or probate jurisdiction
administering the resident's estate in accordance to state law.
3. The Regional Business Office Consultant will re-educate the facility business office manager on the
Federal tag F0569 Notice and conveyance of personal funds.
4. The Regional Business Office Consultant will audit resident closed accounts monthly for three months
to ensure the facility is conveying within 30 days the resident's funds and a final accounting of those
funds to the resident or in the case of death the individuals or probate jurisdiction administering the
resident's estate in accordance to state law. Outcomes will be reported to the Quality Assurance
Performance Improvement Committee for review and recommendations.

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