Changes to Nursing Facility (NF) Portal Relating to Requests for Extended Classifications

July 24, 2012

The Office of Elder Services has updated the NF Portal to allow providers to request extended classifications for expiring five year classifications.

In July 2007, the Department began authorizing five year extended NF eligibility classification periods. In July 2010, the extended classification period changed to an extended classification with no end date. Assessments with a five year classification end date are now beginning to expire. You must notify the Office of Elder Services (OES) by the end of the five year classification period expiration date to request conversion of the five year classification period to an “extended” classification, without an end date.

You check your classification end dates and request an extension electronically on the NF Portal. You can also request an extension via fax. An updated instructions document including this change can be found on the portal. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Gattine at (207)287- 9200 or toll free (800)262-2232.