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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...

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