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CNS adds teeth to discharge planning process

December 22, 2015Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - An “impatient” CMS has sent a strong message to hospitals that they must take post-acute care providers more seriously.The agency in November published extensive proposed regulations that seek to make the discharge planning process more comprehensive and open the door for more back-and-forth between acute and post-acute care providers. One regulation would require regular re-evaluation of a patient's condition to identify changes that require modification of discharge plans.“What...

Discharge Planning, Ellizabeth Hogue

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Stakeholders bring discharge planners into the loop

March 13, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - Industry stakeholders are counting on the support of healthcare professionals from outside the DME arena to bolster their arguments against competitive bidding. “We know that lawmakers need to hear from some other people that are affected by the program who don't have a vested interest,” said Karyn Estrella, executive director of the Home Medical Equipment Services Association of New England. “We know that the beneficiaries are not calling and complaining at...

AAHomecare, Discharge Planning, Karyn Estrella, Kim Brummett

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