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In 2016, 2610 hospitals will forfeit $428 million because of their high readmission numbers. CMS requires a number of discharge planning policies and procedures, which must be followed for all patients, not just those with Medicare or Medicaid. Optimal discharge planning can prevent unnecessary readmissions and financial penalization.
This program will discuss the final surveyor worksheet for assessing compliance with the CMS hospital CoPs for discharge planning. This worksheet is used by State and Federal surveyors on all survey activity in hospitals assessing compliance with the discharge planning standards. Discharge planning is not only important to ensure compliance with the CMS standards but also for CMS reimbursement.
|- 48-hour rule||- Timely evaluation||- Preventable readmissions|
|- Liability issues||- IMPACT Act||- Qualified social workers|
|- Patient transfers||- Assessment of ADL||- Self-care assessment|
|- Changes for 2016||- Post-acute providers||- Completion of intake form|
|- Transition planning||- Policies for all inpatients||- Inpatients vs outpatients|
|- Interview questions||- Blue box advisories||- Medication reconciliation|
|- 24 standards into 13 tags||- Crosswalk to old tags||And so much more!|