Skilled Nursing Stay and Insurance Coverage Information
In addition to Medicare, Medicaid and Medicaid pending, Briarcliff Health Center accepts most major insurance plans. Please check with us to receive the most up-to-date coverage list and coverage availability.
List of insurance we accept:
- Christus Health
- Prime Health Services
- Tricare East
- Southwest Health Resources
To ensure a speedy determination, the following clinical documents are required by our contracted insurance companies for managed care patients.
- Hospital Face Sheet
- History & Physical
- Physicians Consults
- Order for Skilled Nursing Evaluation
- Operative Report (if applicable)
- Current Active Medication List (past 24 hours)
- Stop Date of IV Medications (if applicable)
- Initial Therapy Evaluations
- Current Daily Therapy Notes (past 24-48 hours)
- Current Wound Measurements & Treatment Orders
What to Expect During Your Skilled Nursing Stay
Thank you for considering Briarcliff Health Center for your rehabilitative and post-acute care needs. As your transitional care partner, we are committed to providing you with exceptional service throughout your short-term stay. Our skilled medical teams will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that best suits your individual needs.
Meet Your Clinical Team
Our therapy and rehabilitation programs have one focus in mind – helping our patients return home as quickly and safely as possible. Working as a team, our professional caregivers and therapists will meet regularly to discuss your recovery plan and goals. Please feel free to utilize them as a resource during your stay with us. This team includes:
- Facility Administrator
- Director of Nursing
- Director of Rehabilitation Services
- Physical Therapist
- Occupational Therapist
- Speech Therapist
- Certified Nursing Assistants
Skilled Nursing Admission Check List
Move-in day at a skilled nursing community can be hectic. To help with your big day, we’ve addressed common questions that many people have before transitioning to a skilled nursing community.
Information and Documents Needed for Admissions
Social Security Card
State Driver's License or Photo ID Card
Proof of Medical Insurance
Copies of any Directives tor your Physician
Medicare or Medicaid Card
Power of Attorney Documentation
Here is a list of information and documents needed for admissions to make the process run smoother:
- Social Security Card
- State Driver's License or Photo ID Card
- Proof of Medical Insurance
- Medicare or Medicaid Card
- Copies of any Directives tor your Physician
- Power of Attorney Documentation
Suggested Clothing and Personal Items for Admission
The following items are recommended to make your short-term stay more comfortable:
- Personal effects
- Gym Shorts
- Reading materials
- Comfortable clothing for 5 to 7 days
- Hearing aids, eyeglasses, and eyeglass care
- If participating in therapy, a pair of non-skid supportive shoes
- We provide standard toiletries for our guests; you are welcome to bring your favorite brands from home
- While the temperature in the facility is closely monitored, we do recommend bringing a jacket or sweater for those who tend to get cold
NOTE: Laundry services are provided FREE OF CHARGE. Please ask your facility representative for additional details.
Comfortable clothing for 5 to 7 days
Jacket or Sweater
Eyeglasses and Eyeglass Care
Hearing Aids or Devices
Non-Skid Supportive Shoes
What Items Should I Leave at Home?
Electric Blankets or Heating Pads
Prescription or Over The Counter Medications
Combustible Items Such as Aerosol Cans
Jewelry and Other Expensive Valuables
Large Sums of Money or Credit Cards
Rugs or Mats
Glass or Breakable Items
The following items are not necessary to bring during your skilled nursing stay:
- Prescription or over the counter medications
- Large sums of money or credit cards
- Electric blankets or heating pads
- Rugs or mats
- Extension cords
- Glass or breakable items
- Combustible items such as aerosol cans
- Jewelry and other expensive valuables
- Any item with a hazardous warning label or disclaimer
Summing it Up
We understand that choosing a health care provider can be stressful and intimidating. We would like to thank you again for entrusting us with your care and will strive to provide you with the highest quality service available.
Before you go, here’s a quick checklist to see if you have everything you need for your big day. Don’t forget to check these items off:
- Have your paperwork in order (Social Security Card, Driver's License, Medical Insurance Card, Medicare/Medicaid Card, Power of Attorney Documents)
- Bring several days of comfortable clothing, including a sweater, gym shorts, toiletries and non-skid shoes
- Bring hearing aids, eyeglasses, and eyeglass care in your overnight bag
- Make sure you have reading materials and personal effects
- Check with your facility prior to admission on what decor is okay to bring into facility (rugs, blankets, mats, plants, etc.)
- Leave valuables, jewelry, credit cards and large sums of money at home
Even if you only will be in a skilled nursing community for a few days, it’s important to make the most of it while you are there. These tips hopefully will help you prepare for that journey!
Other Useful Information
- Prior to your admission, an Briarcliff Health Center team member will set up an appointment with you to complete your admissions paperwork and discuss your insurance benefits. This will be your opportunity to ask questions and ensure you understand your benefits and coverage.
- Visits from family and friends are always welcomed and encouraged. Plenty of rest is needed to facilitate healthy recovery so we ask that visitors be respectful of resting patients during nighttime hours.
- Medications will be ordered from the pharmacy once signed physician’s orders are received. Medications are typically delivered within 12 hours, however, emergency medications will be available during this time if deemed necessary.
- Within the first few days of your stay, several members of our team will meet with you to discuss your recovery goals, preferences and to review important information. This team may include the Facility Administrator, Admissions Coordinator, Nurse Managers, Business Office Manager, Director of Therapy Services and your Director of Social Services.
- Briarcliff Health Center provides ongoing engaging activities throughout the day, so be sure to check the activity calendar often to see what’s going on. Your Life Enrichment Director can also help you find great activities to participate in.