The Three Steps to Admissions
If you’re a doctor, hospital administrator, social worker, or leader of a long-term care facility, referring your patients recovering from HIV/AIDS and other illnesses and injuries to Broadway House for Continuing Care is always the right decision.
All our beds are Medicare/Medicaid dually certified. To expedite admissions, simply follow the 3-step process outlined below:
- Potential residents must be approved for a Special Care Unit by the Medicaid Pre-Admission (PAS) System
- Potential residents must be at least 18 years old
- Pregnant women will not be accepted
- COVID-19 Protocol: Potential residents are required to submit two negative tests, with the most recent within 48 hours of admission
- Potential residents will remain in isolation for 14 days upon admission before they can be admitted into the general population
- TB Protocol: Potential residents are required to submit three negative sputums or one negative chest x-ray (within 30 days of admission)
- Potential residents testing positive for TB will be assessed on an individual basis
- Potential residents with a history of dementia or psychiatric issues must provide a recent (within one month) psychiatric evaluation
Admission to facility, including visitation, is without any bias or discrimination, against any person on the grounds of race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or national origin, or based on disability, or diagnosis.
Fax a copy of the patient’s Medicaid Pre-Admission (PAS) and a Broadway House referral form to the Admissions Department at 973.268.9811. All questions should be directed to the Director of Admissions, Chidera Ekweghariri, at 973.268.9797, ext. 1013 or by email. Patient applications will be assessed as appropriate. Final decisions are made by the Admissions Committee, which meets weekly.
The following list of patient information is required upon referral:
- Chest x-ray (within 30 days)
- If positive-2, provide AFB sputum
- Medication list (including methadone dosages)
- List of diagnoses
- Skin conditions (size and location of wound(s) if applicable)
- Recent lab results (PCR, CBC, Chemistry)
- CD4 count & viral load
- HIV Antibody test results (patients with CD4 & viral load can skip this)
- Medical history & physical
- Minimum of one week’s doctors’ orders & nursing progress notes
- Dialysis information including name of center, scheduled dates, and times (if applicable)
- Vaccines (flu, pneumonia, etc.)
- Level 1 Screening Tool (if Level 1 is positive, we will need a Level 2 PASSR)
Please fax all documents to Joe Badru, Director of Admissions, at 973.268.9811.
Request an Application
After the patient is approved for placement at Broadway House by the Medicaid District Office:
- Request a Broadway House application by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- If the patient’s Medicaid eligibility is pending or has SSI income only, please contact the county welfare office to apply for institutional or traditional Medicaid.
- Next, work with our Admissions staff to complete an application for the AIDS Drugs Distribution Program (ADDP). Completion of the ADDP form is essential because it provides HIV medication funding for those patients awaiting Medicaid eligibility.
- Patients with private insurance must obtain and submit written approval from their insurance provider, agreeing to cover the costs of their care at Broadway House. Daily rates will be provided to the insurance company by the Broadway House Department of Admissions.
Healthcare providers referring patients to Broadway House are advised to consult with the patient and their family to ensure that they are aware of the referral and approve of the decision. Medical information may be obtained from the patient’s visiting nurse service, clinic, hospital, or private physician.
IMPORTANT: All applications must be completed and submitted to Broadway House for Continuing Care before patients can be admitted. Broadway House usually has a waiting list. You will be informed of the acceptance or denial for admission. The accepted patient will be placed on the waiting list and you will be contacted when a bed becomes available.
Please note: Broadway House is not licensed as a psychiatric facility. Broadway House is a skilled nursing facility, which provides 24-hour sub-acute nursing care.