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This awareness is particularly important for those patients who may be eligible for Medicaid-covered services.[12] Also noted in the new guidance is the importance of engaging the patient and family, or patient representative in the discharge planning process.CMS acknowledges that such engagement can provide valuable information that can enhance the likelihood of the success of discharge planning.[13] In addition, the new guidance places an emphasis on a team approach to discharge planning.Members may download one copy of our sample forms and templates for your personal use within your organization.Please note that all such forms and policies should be reviewed by your legal counsel for compliance with applicable law, and should be modified to suit your organization’s culture, industry, and practices.The annual cost to deploy the telehealth program in 2012 was

This awareness is particularly important for those patients who may be eligible for Medicaid-covered services.[12] Also noted in the new guidance is the importance of engaging the patient and family, or patient representative in the discharge planning process.CMS acknowledges that such engagement can provide valuable information that can enhance the likelihood of the success of discharge planning.[13] In addition, the new guidance places an emphasis on a team approach to discharge planning.Members may download one copy of our sample forms and templates for your personal use within your organization.Please note that all such forms and policies should be reviewed by your legal counsel for compliance with applicable law, and should be modified to suit your organization’s culture, industry, and practices.The annual cost to deploy the telehealth program in 2012 was $1,600 per patient per year, compared to over $13,000 for traditional home-based care and over $77,000 for nursing home care.

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This awareness is particularly important for those patients who may be eligible for Medicaid-covered services.[12] Also noted in the new guidance is the importance of engaging the patient and family, or patient representative in the discharge planning process.

,600 per patient per year, compared to over ,000 for traditional home-based care and over ,000 for nursing home care.

To request permission for specific items, click on the “reuse permissions” button on the page where you find the item.In the guidance, however, CMS continues to use the language of the Medicare statue and regulations which is "discharge planning." We are pleased that CMS notes in its interpretive guidelines that "a poor discharge planning process may slow or complicate the patient's recovery, may lead to readmission to a hospital, or may even result in the patient's death."[6] In this regard CMS is appropriately placing a major emphasis on the role and responsibility of participating hospitals to "employ a discharge planning process that improves the quality of care for patients and reduces the chances of readmissions."[7] CMS states in its new guidance that hospitals might consider, on a voluntary basis, using an abbreviated discharge planning process for certain categories of outpatients such as patients in so-called outpatient observation status, persons who have received same day surgery, and certain categories of emergency department discharges.CMS acknowledges that often people receiving outpatient services, including those classified as outpatients who stay in the hospital on observation status, even those who are in the hospital for 48 hours or less, may have complex medical needs for which discharge planning services are important.[8] With respect to evaluating who will need discharge planning services, CMS identifies several factors: (a) the patient's functional status and cognitive ability; (b) the type of post-hospital care the patient requires, (c) whether such care requires the services of health care professionals or facilities, (d) the availability of the required post-hospital health care services to the patient; and (e) the availability and capability of family and/or friends to provide follow-up care in the home.[9] The new guidance places an increased emphasis on hospitals knowing the capabilities and capacities of the facilities to which they refer patients for post-hospital care.The intention of a PHR is to provide a complete and accurate summary of an individual's medical history which is accessible online.The health data on a PHR might include patient-reported outcome data, lab results, data from devices such as wireless electronic weighing scales or collected passively from a smartphone.Additionally, Surveyors are also required to ascertain whether a patient has a list of all medications that should be taken post-discharge, with clear indication of changes from the patient's pre-admission medications.[16] Conclusion The new guidance for surveyors represents a good step toward making the discharge planning process a more useful tool.

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